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Saturday, April 12, 2014 at noon through Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 6pm
noon through Sunday, April 27 at 6pm
Nothing compares to spring in the Hood River Valley, where the abundance of fruit trees produce spectacular blossoms of pink, white, and peach. The Hood River Valley Blossom Fest, now over 50 years old, celebrates the arrival of spring with events and attractions throughout the Gorge over three special weeks in April. Hood River Valley, which spans the north slope of Mt. Hood to the south shore of the Columbia River Gorge, is the largest pear-growing region in Oregon, producing 50% of the nation’s winter pear crop—with an abundance of cherries and apples as well. Visitors to Blossom Fest will want to drive the world-famous 35-mile-long Fruit Loop, where farm stands, alpaca ranches, and wineries share the best of the rural lifestyle. This gorgeous drive is the showpiece of Blossom Fest and winds through the Festival’s activities at over 20 different venues. Craft and quilt shows, pancake breakfasts, a grange blossom dinner, wine and beer tasting, downtown shopping, and exploring the outdoors are all part of the festivities. Baked goods, preserves, yarn, fresh produce—it’s a festival for the whole family. Check our website for locations to pick up a Blossom Fest guide. You can also download a printable version of the guide in April.
Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 8pm through Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 8pm
8pm through Sunday, April 13 at 8pm
Spring is sprouting and blooming, once again, at the Portland Audubon Native Plant Sale! All gardeners are welcome as we are eager to help you celebrate the growing season. Over 100 species of Oregon wildflowers, shrubs, and trees will be available to enhance your yard, woodland, or stream bank. Special shopping lists for shade, sun, butterflies, and hummingbirds are available as well as on-site plant experts to answer your questions. Information at the Backyard Habitat Certification Program table will include: → Program information → Removing Invasive plants → Planting With Native plants All events are free and open to the public. Proceeds benefit Portland Audubon programs such as nature education, wildlife sanctuaries, and wildlife rehabilitation.
Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 8am-10pm
8am-10pm
Venue:
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KBOO Radio
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Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 11am-4pm
11am-4pm
Join us for a fun day of four trainings in preparation for the Global Climate Convergence Action (coming up on April 28th) There will be Creative Action Planning, Affinity Group Formation, Creative Media for Actions + one more TBD. The idea behind this training is not just to build skills but to build relationships and soon Affinity Groups or AGs. These small groups of activists who work well together and trust each other are the basis of much effective direct actions. We hope to help folks form up and get ready to shut down the fossil fuel industry here in the NW. 11AM Affinity Group Formation: What's an Affinity Group, why we use them, why their important and how to form them effectively. 12 - Creative Action Planning: Have you been to a protest or two and wanted to get better at organizing them? Have you been bored on a march chanting slogans? This is for you. This training will help give ideas and tools to plan your own effective and awesome actions from purely symbolic to directly stopping earth destroyers. If you're looking for arrestable or no risk of arrest at all actions, this one's for you. 1:30 PM - Media for actions: This will take you through the process of working with mainstream media & a bit of social media for an action. Leveraging mass media well can make actions more effective, better attended and help meet your campaign goals. After this workshop you'll feel empowered to talk to the media, give interviews and get mass media to come to your events & actions. Bring a notebook and lunch. We'll bring some snacks and coffee! http://www.facebook.com/events/283104541854348/
Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 11am-4pm
11am-4pm
Join us for a fun day of four trainings in preparation for the Global Climate Convergence Action (coming up on April 28th) There will be Creative Action Planning, Affinity Group Formation, Creative Media for Actions + one more TBD. The idea behind this training is not just to build skills but to build relationships and soon Affinity Groups or AGs. These small groups of activists who work well together and trust each other are the basis of much effective direct actions. We hope to help folks form up and get ready to shut down the fossil fuel industry here in the NW. 11AM Affinity Group Formation: What's an Affinity Group, why we use them, why their important and how to form them effectively. 12 - Creative Action Planning: Have you been to a protest or two and wanted to get better at organizing them? Have you been bored on a march chanting slogans? This is for you. This training will help give ideas and tools to plan your own effective and awesome actions from purely symbolic to directly stopping earth destroyers. If you're looking for arrestable or no risk of arrest at all actions, this one's for you. 1:30 PM - Media for actions: This will take you through the process of working with mainstream media & a bit of social media for an action. Leveraging mass media well can make actions more effective, better attended and help meet your campaign goals. After this workshop you'll feel empowered to talk to the media, give interviews and get mass media to come to your events & actions. Bring a notebook and lunch. We'll bring some snacks and coffee!
Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Intentional community is a wonderful (and challenging) place to explore what is possible when we love each other and the earth in equal measure. Come talk, laugh, theorize and practice the art of living well in intentional community with Ecosex Salon facilitator, Karen Hery, a long time supporter of intentional community and advocate for responsible/responsive sexuality. Karen is the founder of the Sunnyside Swap Shop Co-op, the first swap and play family co-op in Portland and community counselor at Windward Sustainability Research Center, a land based intentional community in Klickitat Washington. Grow your own life skills while growing your appreciation for why other people do what they do and are who they are. Adult content, parental discretion is advised.
Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 11am-4pm
11am-4pm
Join us for a fun day of four trainings in preparation for the Global Climate Convergence Action (coming up on April 28th) There will be Creative Action Planning, Affinity Group Formation, Creative Media for Actions + one more TBD. The idea behind this training is not just to build skills but to build relationships and soon Affinity Groups or AGs. These small groups of activists who work well together and trust each other are the basis of much effective direct actions. We hope to help folks form up and get ready to shut down the fossil fuel industry here in the NW. 11AM Affinity Group Formation: What's an Affinity Group, why we use them, why their important and how to form them effectively. 12 - Creative Action Planning: Have you been to a protest or two and wanted to get better at organizing them? Have you been bored on a march chanting slogans? This is for you. This training will help give ideas and tools to plan your own effective and awesome actions from purely symbolic to directly stopping earth destroyers. If you're looking for arrestable or no risk of arrest at all actions, this one's for you. 1:30 PM - Media for actions: This will take you through the process of working with mainstream media & a bit of social media for an action. Leveraging mass media well can make actions more effective, better attended and help meet your campaign goals. After this workshop you'll feel empowered to talk to the media, give interviews and get mass media to come to your events & actions. Bring a notebook and lunch. We'll bring some snacks and coffee! http://www.facebook.com/events/283104541854348/
Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 2-5pm
2-5pm
Based on the work of renowned author Joanna Macy, this workshop shows us how to face the mess we're in without going crazy. Join us in moving through disempowering despair and numbness to a sense of connectedness and capacity to use your gifts in service to all. $10-30 suggested donation. Since space is limited, we're requesting that participants register to reserve space: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/active-hope-with-barbara-ford-tickets-10996547971 -- The Great Turning is a name for the essential adventure of our time: the shift from the Industrial Growth Society to a life-sustaining civilization. The ecological and social crises we face are caused by an economic system dependent on accelerating growth. A revolution is under way because people are realizing that our needs can be met without destroying our world. We have the technical knowledge, the communication tools, and material resources to grow enough food, ensure clean air and water, and meet rational energy needs. Future generations, if there is a livable world for them, will look back at the epochal transition we are making to a life-sustaining society. And they may well call this the time of the Great Turning. It is happening now. -- Ecophilosopher Joanna Macy, PhD, is a scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology. A respected voice in the movements for peace, justice, and ecology, she interweaves her scholarship with five decades of activism. As the root teacher of the Work That Reconnects, she has created a groundbreaking theoretical framework for personal and social change, as well as a powerful workshop methodology for its application. Her wide-ranging work addresses psychological and spiritual issues of the nuclear age, the cultivation of ecological awareness, and the fruitful resonance between Buddhist thought and contemporary science. The many dimensions of this work are explored in her books and DVD. Many people around the world have participated in Joanna’s workshops and trainings. Her group methods, known as the Work That Reconnects, have been adopted and adapted yet more widely in classrooms, churches, and grassroots organizing. Her work helps people transform despair and apathy, in the face of overwhelming social and ecological crises, into constructive, collaborative action. It brings a new way of seeing the world, as our larger living body, freeing us from the assumptions and attitudes that now threaten the continuity of life on Earth. http://www.facebook.com/events/277999242366524/
Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 2-5pm
2-5pm
Based on the work of renowned author Joanna Macy, this workshop shows us how to face the mess we're in without going crazy. Join us in moving through disempowering despair and numbness to a sense of connectedness and capacity to use your gifts in service to all. $10-30 suggested donation. Since space is limited, we're requesting that participants register to reserve space: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/active-hope-with-barbara-ford-tickets-10996547971 -- The Great Turning is a name for the essential adventure of our time: the shift from the Industrial Growth Society to a life-sustaining civilization. The ecological and social crises we face are caused by an economic system dependent on accelerating growth. A revolution is under way because people are realizing that our needs can be met without destroying our world. We have the technical knowledge, the communication tools, and material resources to grow enough food, ensure clean air and water, and meet rational energy needs. Future generations, if there is a livable world for them, will look back at the epochal transition we are making to a life-sustaining society. And they may well call this the time of the Great Turning. It is happening now. -- Ecophilosopher Joanna Macy, PhD, is a scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology. A respected voice in the movements for peace, justice, and ecology, she interweaves her scholarship with five decades of activism. As the root teacher of the Work That Reconnects, she has created a groundbreaking theoretical framework for personal and social change, as well as a powerful workshop methodology for its application. Her wide-ranging work addresses psychological and spiritual issues of the nuclear age, the cultivation of ecological awareness, and the fruitful resonance between Buddhist thought and contemporary science. The many dimensions of this work are explored in her books and DVD. Many people around the world have participated in Joanna’s workshops and trainings. Her group methods, known as the Work That Reconnects, have been adopted and adapted yet more widely in classrooms, churches, and grassroots organizing. Her work helps people transform despair and apathy, in the face of overwhelming social and ecological crises, into constructive, collaborative action. It brings a new way of seeing the world, as our larger living body, freeing us from the assumptions and attitudes that now threaten the continuity of life on Earth. http://www.facebook.com/events/277999242366524/
Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 2-5pm
2-5pm
Based on the work of renowned author Joanna Macy, this workshop shows us how to face the mess we're in without going crazy. Join us in moving through disempowering despair and numbness to a sense of connectedness and capacity to use your gifts in service to all. $10-30 suggested donation. Since space is limited, we're requesting that participants register to reserve space: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/active-hope-with-barbara-ford-tickets-10996547971 -- The Great Turning is a name for the essential adventure of our time: the shift from the Industrial Growth Society to a life-sustaining civilization. The ecological and social crises we face are caused by an economic system dependent on accelerating growth. A revolution is under way because people are realizing that our needs can be met without destroying our world. We have the technical knowledge, the communication tools, and material resources to grow enough food, ensure clean air and water, and meet rational energy needs. Future generations, if there is a livable world for them, will look back at the epochal transition we are making to a life-sustaining society. And they may well call this the time of the Great Turning. It is happening now. -- Ecophilosopher Joanna Macy, PhD, is a scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology. A respected voice in the movements for peace, justice, and ecology, she interweaves her scholarship with five decades of activism. As the root teacher of the Work That Reconnects, she has created a groundbreaking theoretical framework for personal and social change, as well as a powerful workshop methodology for its application. Her wide-ranging work addresses psychological and spiritual issues of the nuclear age, the cultivation of ecological awareness, and the fruitful resonance between Buddhist thought and contemporary science. The many dimensions of this work are explored in her books and DVD. Many people around the world have participated in Joanna’s workshops and trainings. Her group methods, known as the Work That Reconnects, have been adopted and adapted yet more widely in classrooms, churches, and grassroots organizing. Her work helps people transform despair and apathy, in the face of overwhelming social and ecological crises, into constructive, collaborative action. It brings a new way of seeing the world, as our larger living body, freeing us from the assumptions and attitudes that now threaten the continuity of life on Earth. http://www.facebook.com/events/277999242366524/
Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 11am-4pm
11am-4pm
Join us for a fun day of four trainings in preparation for the Global Climate Convergence Action (coming up on April 28th) There will be Creative Action Planning, Affinity Group Formation, Creative Media for Actions + one more TBD. The idea behind this training is not just to build skills but to build relationships and soon Affinity Groups or AGs. These small groups of activists who work well together and trust each other are the basis of much effective direct actions. We hope to help folks form up and get ready to shut down the fossil fuel industry here in the NW. 11AM Affinity Group Formation: What's an Affinity Group, why we use them, why their important and how to form them effectively. 12 - Creative Action Planning: Have you been to a protest or two and wanted to get better at organizing them? Have you been bored on a march chanting slogans? This is for you. This training will help give ideas and tools to plan your own effective and awesome actions from purely symbolic to directly stopping earth destroyers. If you're looking for arrestable or no risk of arrest at all actions, this one's for you. 1:30 PM - Media for actions: This will take you through the process of working with mainstream media & a bit of social media for an action. Leveraging mass media well can make actions more effective, better attended and help meet your campaign goals. After this workshop you'll feel empowered to talk to the media, give interviews and get mass media to come to your events & actions. Bring a notebook and lunch. We'll bring some snacks and coffee! http://www.facebook.com/events/283104541854348/
Monday
Apr
14
2014
Monday, April 14, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Join us April 14th at Powells for a free, public reading of Comics For Change! Illustrated Stories From Oregon’s Front Lines. Writers and artists from the series will present a brief slideshow about the project, with special guests TBA. A woman who started a self-empowered soup kitchen for the homeless. A man who never stopped advocating for the African American community. A group who fights to protect Oregon forests from logging corporations. These stories have one thing in common: they celebrate people who are making Oregon a better place for everyone.
Tuesday
Apr
15
2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
We are a local poetry reading series open to the public that features two featured readers on the third Tuesday of each month. We also have open mic for those in the audience who wish to share their work (open mic limited to one poem or two pages max. per person). And for the writers who attend, we always have poetry prompts and cookies (you can have a cookie even if you're not a writer). Info on each month's event can be found at: www.figuresofspeechpdx.wordpress.com
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 5-7pm
5-7pm
Join us for the debut of Wedding Professionals United for Marriage, a coalition of wedding professionals working to help win the freedom to marry for all Oregon couples. Get your ticket now: http://orunited.org/reception This exciting networking event will be an opportunity to meet other supportive wedding professionals and learn more about what your business can do to help us win! A variety of tickets and sponsorship levels are available. http://www.facebook.com/events/719539834733180/
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 5:30-7:30pm
5:30-7:30pm
“Beyond Self-Care: The Subversive Potential of Care” is an interactive lecture and workshop examining the practice of care and the definition of self within capitalist paradigms. In it, we invite participants to consider definitions of the “self” and of “care” that could subvert these frameworks and benefit especially those most oppressed by existing paradigms. In the lecture portion, we discuss care work and self-care within the contexts of gender, race, and ability. Dross and Rowan each present about experiences that led them to a political understanding of care as it operates in their own lives, and connect these narratives to a broader theoretical analysis of care work in and outside of the marketplace. The workshop section introduces writing exercises to explore individual and collective relationships to self-care and care work as they exist and as they can be imagined, encouraging the audience to begin from their own unique situations and analyze how they participate in the care economy. The workshop facilitation is designed specifically to model alternative ways of structuring communication in public spaces, offering time for quiet writing, small group discussion, and then larger group discussion, so all voices have a chance to be heard. http://www.facebook.com/events/383474081792466/
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 5:30-11pm
5:30-11pm
Venue:
@
Green Dragon
Calling all Friends and Family of City Repair's Village Building Convergence! We are excited to announce our long awaited Indiegogo fundraising campaign for VBC 14! Join us this Tuesday, April 15th at 5:30 pm at the local watering hole Green Dragon on 928 SE 9th Avenue. The Rogue Brewery Foundation, besides offering to host this event at Green Dragon, will be giving a cash donation based on food and drink sales for the night to support VBC 14 with its fundraising goals. As an additional token of support and admiration for City Repair, the President of Rogue Brewery would like to swear us all in as Honorary Members of Rogue Nation ;) So come one, come all! Eat, drink and celebrate City Repair and our collective work in placemaking and creating thriving communities!
Wednesday
Apr
16
2014
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 4am-6pm
4am-6pm
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 11:30am-12:30pm
11:30am-12:30pm
Feeling stressed, tired and/or in need of some healing energy? Ear (Auricular) Acupuncture is a fantastic way to detox your mind and body. Join us every other week for some self-care provided by IOW's neighbor, the Vital Compass. This event is open to everyone and a $5 donation is requested to cover the cost of materials. Due to the nature of this activity, please arrive promptly at 11:30 and plan to stay for the full hour. Those arriving after 1:45 will not be able to participate in that day's session (but are welcome to attend future events).  
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Surfrider
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 1-4:30pm
1-4:30pm
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Surfrider
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
Next workshop in the Management Plan development for the Cascade Head Marine Reserve and protected area. More info soon...
with
Hatch
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
Tom Bennett from the Parts Department helps you solve problems and build your business using visual thinking. Tom brings energy and experience to his workshops, offering practical advice and solutions to real-life challenges. These workshops are interactive - come prepared to work on your business ideas!
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 6:30-8pm
6:30-8pm
A reading group for science fiction/fantasy works with themes and characters that provoke discussions about the concepts of gender and sexuality.The sci-fi/fantasy genre allows us to intimately experience worlds in which the rules/laws of our own world can be cast aside and different structures, (biological, technological, psychological, sociological, etc.) can be explored. Our intention is to read books that fall into the general category of science fiction or fantasy, expanding our selections as the group sees fit. Authors such as Octavia Butler, Ursula LeGuin, and James Tiptree are examples, but there are no set limitations on who we will read. The books we choose to read may leave us feeling positive and affirmed, but they may also leave us depressed or angry, hopefully they will always be thought-provoking, stimulating and challenging. Join our facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/group.php?gid=112254102129585 Contact: Melinda Williams at mlwillia01@hotmail.com
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Hatch
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 6:30-8pm
6:30-8pm
Hatch tenant Family Forward Oregon is hosting an event here at Hatch on Wednesday, April 16th from 6:30 to 8 PM with author and Washington Post reporter Brigid Schulte, whose new book "Overwhelmed," tackles the question nearly every American has asked themselves (at least once!) - especially working parents: "Why is it so darn hard to find the time to successfully combine work, love, and play - without feeling completely and utterly overwhelmed? Is there any hope for change?" About the book: Overwhelmed is a map of the stresses that have ripped our leisure to shreds, and a look at how to put the pieces back together. Schulte speaks to neuroscientists, sociologists, and hundreds of working parents to tease out the factors contributing to our collective sense of being overwhelmed, seeking insights, answers, and inspiration. She investigates progressive offices trying to invent a new kind of workplace; she travels across Europe to get a sense of how other countries accommodate working parents; she finds younger couples who claim to have figured out an ideal division of chores, childcare, and meaningful paid work. Overwhelmed is the story of what she found out. Tickets are $15; $10 for Hatch members. Click to get yours. See you there!
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 7-8:30pm
7-8:30pm
Please RSVP if you plan to make it by calling 503-241-6556 so we about how many people to expect. Feel free to bring a friend or to come at the last minute: we just need a general idea of how many people will attend. http://quiz.foodandwaterwatch.org/about/
Thursday
Apr
17
2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 8am-10pm
8am-10pm
Venue:
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KBOO Radio
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Hatch
Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 9:30-11:30am
9:30-11:30am
This monthly mastermind meeting is open to Hatch members and DIY Marketing Center Mastermind members only. The Mastermind meeting combines brainstorming, peer support and coaching to participants. Bring your marketing questions and ideas!
Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 8:30-11pm
8:30-11pm
Live music and dancing inspired by the arts of the mid-east... at one of the best little pizza pubs on the west coast. Doors: 8:30pm $10-$20 sliding scale This month's guest dancer is the lovely Eva! All of the 2014 Cafe Istanbul shows will be hosted by members of Baksana... so you can always expect to have stellar performances from that amazing rotating cast of characters. This month's Baksana dancers will be Makeda, Brittany, and Janelle! Our talented Baksana musicians this month will be Paul Evans, Jason Ramirez, Leon Cotter and Charles Pike. Cafe Istanbul happens every third Thursday in 2014. But no two shows are ever the same! Come experience the magick of live belly dance performance at this intimate yet casual venue. Arrive early for seating, trust us, you'll want to get close for this one. ~an Evening Star Production~ http://eveningstarpresents.com/cafe-istanbul/ http://www.facebook.com/events/635267186527437/
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Hatch
Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
Our first Meetup at Hatch last month was very inspiring to say the least. The network and resources to support us are beyond simple explanation. You have to come and experience this for yourself. We see this group growing and moving our members towards their organizational goals and objectives as well as helping new comers find the connections they need to move ahead in their Social Enterprise careers. I want to break the Meetup format into two parts: Part One, first hour: To bring in new members and get everyone introduced so we all have a general understanding of each other. This can be accomplished with a few questions held to a time limit. 1. Where are you in the pipeline? One minute statement each (see below) 2. What resources, knowledge, skills, talents, or connections can you bring to our members? This can be either pro bono (for the public good without financial compensation) or paid for in dollars or bartering of goods or services as you see fit. Everyone has something to offer such as I can write an article, do some posting and tweeting, make some calls, go meet somebody, visit another group and let them know about our Meetup, do some research, build a web page, hand out some cards, and on and on. This would be limited to two or three minutes each. 3. Do you have a goal or objective, project, or organization that this meetup group can help you with? Try to ask for something realistic, measurable, with some timeline. For example, I need a storyboard, script, and video for my organization in two weeks, I can pay $100.00 for a day of work, can anyone help me with this or I have no money but I can help you with XYZ in return? I need someone to research XYZ and to prepare a summary of the competitors in this area by next month, can someone do some research for me for $50.00 or for???? I need a Drupal developer to do XYZ by March 15 and I can pay $50 an hour...... You may or may not have something to ask for, but if you do, this is how to do it. This would also be limited to two or three minutes each. Part Two, second hour: To move existing members forward. This is the tough part as I don’t want to scare anyone away with homework, but my homework is really about you defining what you want, need, desire and what you can provide others. If we all don’t do this, we are limited to a social gathering and networking event which is fine and after the meeting there will always be time for this. All are encouraged to engage with us at whatever capacity they are ready for. I just want to be sure we don’t lose anyone for neglecting their needs and interests. 1. Did you do your homework? If yes, tell us your response at the Meetup. If no, how can we best help you move forward? If you don’t yet know, it’s OK. Keep participating, asking questions, offering ideas…. Homework Assignment from Feb 20. Part one above may help your better formulate your response. 1. Linkin and Follow our fellow Meetup attendees. Build your network and make some new friends! 2. Decide two things: First, how can you help other Meetup members? Second, how can other Meetup members help you? Make both responses quantifiable and feasible. Definition of the "Pipeline" Everyone is in some stage of the development pipeline between: "This is a cool topic" to "I am running a Social Enterprise and I want it to grow." Each is equally important as without a broad mix of interested people at all stages, there can be no major achievement accomplished. This said, I encourage anyone and everyone who has joined this Meetup to attend our Meetup and tell us where you are in the pipeline? I realize you may have fingers in several stages, but we need to group all of our members into the right stage and figure out how best support each member so they move closer to what they want to achieve from participating. Where are you in the pipeline? a. I am interested in the topic and want to get involved. b. I want to network and build a career in a Social Enterprise. c. I want to support a currently developing Social Enterprise. d. I have an idea for a project or organization that I need support for. e. I have a working prototype of a new Social Enterprise that I need to launch. f. I am actively working for or running a Social Enterprise and I need support to help us grow. Conclusion We would like everyone who comes to have a positive outcome. Maybe just a new contact they can work with or an action item to go home and work on. Unlike all the Meetups I have attended so far, each member will have time to tell us about themselves, their interests and needs verses listening to a long speech or sitting in a big group hoping to sit next to someone who has some interest in what you are doing or need. The limit to start with will be 15 to 20 people per meeting so we can actually get to know each other, so reserve your spot and if something changes please remove your reservation so others can take your slot. If we get more folks than we can handle, we will have two Meetups a month. We all look forward to meeting you and engaging you.
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Surfrider
Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
Next workshop in the development of the Cape Perpetua marine reserve and protected area management plan. More info soon...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-8:30pm
In Other Words' Adult Young Adult Book Club is a fun, casual discussion group for fans of YA literature. We meet at In Other Words on the third Thursday of each month to discuss young adult novels through a feminist/queer lens. How do our reactions to YA literature change as we age? What messages do authors send to young people? Do the stories line up with our memories of being teenagers? We read contemporary work and also revisit classic authors like Judy Blume and SE Hinton. Sound interesting? Join our Facebook group (www.facebook.com/groups/142378029143391/) to see what we've read so far, and to stay updated on what we're reading next!
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Surfrider
Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 6:30-7:30pm
6:30-7:30pm
location subject to change, contact hawkyard@onid.orst.edu for details and information
Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 11:30am-1pm
11:30am-1pm
Thank you everyone who attended our 20th Anniversary Oregonians Against Discrimination Business Luncheon! We saw nearly 600 business and community leaders gather at the Oregon Convention Center in support of LGBT equality. The program was full of memorable moments – from the presentation of the 2013 Equality Advocate Award to Oregon Health & Science University to the inspiring call to action from Mayor Charlie Hales asking all businesses to endorse the freedom to marry campaign! [caption id="attachment_4324" align="aligncenter" width="200"] OHSU, the 2013 Equality Advocate Winner[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_4325" align="aligncenter" width="200"] Portland Mayor Charlie Hales at our 2013 luncheon[/caption] We are so moved by your dedication to Basic Rights Oregon and pleased to report that we raised over $162,000 to support our work this year – Our thanks go out to each and every donor for this incredible generosity! At the luncheon we introduced a heartfelt new story and video - Ben and Paul, a loving, committed couple who talk about why marriage matters to them and to all LGBT couples and families across the state. In case you missed it you can watch the video here: If you weren't able to attend the event but want to show your support, please click here! We would also like thank our many generous sponsors who helped make this year's event a great success: Presenting Sponsor: Oregon Health and Science University Liberty Circle: Morel Ink Equality Circle: Family Care Lane Powell PC New Seasons Market Oregon Education Association Portland General Electric Stoel Rives The Standard Justice Circle: Comcast Davis Wright Tremaine Enterprise Rent A Car Fred Meyer Kaiser Permanente Northwest Nike NW Natural Port of Portland Providence Health & Services The Portland Trail Blazers U.S. Bank Freedom Circle: Bank of America Bean Investment Real Estate Brooks Staffing CenturyLink Equity Foundation James Lynch JP Morgan Chase McDonald Jacobs McDowell Rackner & Gibson PC Moda Health Neil Kelly New Democracy Resources of Oregon Pacific Power Powell Phones Russell Investments Shiels Obletz Johnsen Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt The Boeing Company Tonkon Torp Travel Portland Wells Fargo Cupcake Jones Geranium Lake Flowers PQ Monthly Samantha Swaim Fundraising LLC Table Hosts: Equality FederationIberdrola Renewables Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogen Metro Portland Business Alliance Media Sponsor: PQ Monthly – Official LGBTQ Publication for Basic Rights Education Fund
Friday
Apr
18
2014
with
Hatch
Friday, April 18, 2014 from noon-1pm
noon-1pm
Every month, attorney Robert Mauger hosts a free workshop on a legal topic relevant to social enterprises. For more information contact Robert.Mauger@maugerlaw.com Twitter @RobertAtLaw www.maugerlaw.com
Friday, April 18, 2014 from 5-9pm
5-9pm
Celebrate Success Auction, Dinner & Fashion Show Join us for Dress for Success Oregon’s largest annual fundraiser, where attendees will enjoy a cocktail reception (with the chance to walk away with a one-carat diamond!), elegant three-course dinner, and always-fabulous live auction that's sure to deliver some amazing experiences and vacation packages. Then get ready to celebrate the success of women in our community with our highly-anticipated fashion show, which features Dress for Success Oregon clients and women in our community modeling new spring fashions from local retailers and boutiques! Attend our pre-event VIP Beauty Bar, where guests are invited to get a make-up refresh by Bobbi Brown professionals and hair primp by Blowout hair stylists over wine and catered hors d'oeuvres! Come early, relax and get pampered! Ticket Info: a. Single ticket: $200 b. Table Host: $2,000 (Table of 10) c. Sponsorship Opportunities: $2,500-$10,000 d. Beauty Bar ticket: $45 Buy tickets at https://dressforsuccess.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/CelebrateSuccess2014/IndividualTableHostRegistration/tabid/512773/Default.aspx
Saturday
Apr
19
2014
Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 4pm through Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 9pm
4pm through Tuesday, April 22 at 9pm
The 12th Annual Filmed by Bike features the best bike movies from around the world. * 45 films from 14 countries * 6 programs, including a live storytelling night * New Belgium Brewing Street Party on opening night (free) * Four days of movies * Tons of shorts and one feature length film Filmed by Bike only happens once a year. Make the most of it - buy a festival pass and come and go to all the screenings. http://FilmedByBike.org http://www.facebook.com/events/1378021435805390/
Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 9am-5pm
9am-5pm
Intended for homeowners interested in building an ADU on their property. (http://www.portlandoregon.gov/?c=26000&a=484059)
Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 9am-noon
9am-noon
Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The tree care event will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy shoes and get ready to have fun! RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. Please contact Andy or Jenny at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. This planting is generously sponsored by Portland General Electric.
Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 9am-noon
9am-noon
As part of the Rock Creek Partnership with SOLVE and the Clackamas River Basin Council, Friends of Trees is leading volunteer restoration events along the banks of Rock Creek and its tributaries. This project is supported by Clackamas County Water Environmental Services RiverHealth Stewardship Program. We will be mulching recently planted native trees and shrubs to help ensure their survival and vigor. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The tree care event will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy shoes and get ready to have fun! RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. Please contact Jenny or Ian at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information.
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Surfrider
Saturday, April 19, 2014 at midnight through Sunday, April 20, 2014 at midnight
midnight through Sunday, April 20 at midnight
More info. coming soon
Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 7-10pm
7-10pm
Venue:
@
The Old Church
Portland's 6th Annual "Dia do Choro" - A celebration of Brazilian culture through music. Choro music is roots jazz from Brazil, and considered Brazil's first "urban pop" music. In this unique show you will experience a wide range of pieces by many of Brazil's important 20th century composers, including Pixinguinha, Jacob do Bandolim, Paulinho da Viola, Orlando Silveira, and many more. 5 acts in one show! Come hear the intricate and sultry melodies of classic Choro, the edgy syncopation of modern Choro, and a sprinkling of other genres. This event is proudly held to coincide with Pixinguinha's birthday (Brazil's godfather of Choro), which is National Choro Day in Brazil - Dia Nacional do Choro! Performances by: Allen Mathews The Brazillionaires Choro da Alegria Rio Con Brio Sergio Botelho Doors 6:30 PM Show 7:00 PM Advance Tickets Online at http://choropdx2014.brownpapertickets.com/ Special: 2 Tickets for $25, $15 single online (Tix at the door day of show will be $18 each.)
Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 11am-1pm
11am-1pm
PDX Permaculture Saturday, April 19 at 11:00 AM Basic Fruit tree grafting course: In this course we will discuss, practice, and implement basic grafting techniques on trees in the Prunus genus. We ... Fee: Price: USD 15.00 per person Details: http://www.meetup.com/Portland-Permaculture-Meetup/events/161895842/
Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 11:30am-4:30pm
11:30am-4:30pm
Early registration is now open! Register at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/college-democrats-of-oregon-spring-conventio... We're proud to announce that our Keynote Speaker for the event will be Secretary of State Kate Brown. Also presenting will be a panel on education with State Representatives Lew Fredericks, Tobias Reed, Jennifer Williamson, and Joe Gallegos. In addition we will be hosting a number of trainings in partnership with the Democratic Party of Oregon. Additional speakers and training's are still TBD. Register now to get all the latest updates and find out how you can get involved! Email any questions or concerns to orcollegedems@gmail.com Portland State University Smith Memorial Student Union Room 101 1825 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97201
Saturday, April 19, 2014 from noon-2pm
noon-2pm
PFLAG Portland Black Chapter (PBC) hosts monthly meetings and socials to provide a safe space for LGBT African Americans, their friends and family, to engage in dialogue, self-reflection, connect with community members, socialize and network, and access support and resources.
Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 10am-2pm
10am-2pm
Venue:
@
Parks Building
Help us keep our Bike Fleet in good condition and working order! Each year we teach thousands of Portland 4th and 5th graders to bike safely on the street with these bikes. They need routine maintenance every month to keep the parts working smoothly. So if you’ve got mechanic skills, come join us for some greasy fun on the third Saturday of every month from 10 am to 2 pm. Directions: It's on the NE corner of NE 21st Ct. and Pacific Avenue. It's just northeast of the Sunshine Dairy, but still south of I-84. Our shop entrance is on the NW corner of that block, through the chain link fence. Please sign up if you can make it and bring your own coffee cup if you like hot coffee! Thanks to Grand Central Bakery for providing snacks for us. *Maintenance Days are usually scheduled for the 3rd Saturday of every month from 10-2pm at the Parks Building. So mark your calendars and invite a handy friend! Sign up to Volunteer here: https://secure.commonground.convio.com/bta/wrenchonbikesforkids/
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Surfrider
Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 10am-noon
10am-noon
http://portland.surfrider.org/hold-on-to-your-butts-join-the-cleanup-at-psu/
Sunday
Apr
20
2014
Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 4pm through Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 9pm
4pm through Tuesday, April 22 at 9pm
The 12th Annual Filmed by Bike features the best bike movies from around the world. * 45 films from 14 countries * 6 programs, including a live storytelling night * New Belgium Brewing Street Party on opening night (free) * Four days of movies * Tons of shorts and one feature length film Filmed by Bike only happens once a year. Make the most of it - buy a festival pass and come and go to all the screenings. http://FilmedByBike.org http://www.facebook.com/events/1378021435805390/
Sunday, April 20, 2014 from 9:30am-5:30pm
9:30am-5:30pm
http://cascadiaconfluence.org The Cascadia Branch of Portland invites you to kick off Earth Week with the First Annual Cascadia Bioregional Confluence. A gathering dedicated to promoting bioregional awareness, Indigenous solidarity, alternative and horizontal governance tools, and community resilience in the Pacific Northwest. Looking for / offering a rideshare? http://www.reddit.com/r/Cascadia/comments/2233cv/cascadia_confluence_rideshare_thread_4202014_to/ Want to table? Fill out this form http://cascadiaconfluence.org/tabling Statement of Intention: April 20th, 2014 at Portland State University CASCADIA RISING: A BIOREGIONAL CONFLUENCE We are rooting in place. CASCADIA is a bioregion of connected watersheds and water cycles flowing from the continental divide through temperate rainforest on the northeast edge of the Pacific rim. As humans, we share it with diverse ecosystems of other animals, plants, insects, fungi, bacteria, and all forms of life. Bioregions provide a container for what we mean by truly living sustainably on this planet, putting us in acknowledged relationship to life and life sustaining systems. Bioregionalism is a hands-on philosophy that has emerged over the past five decades to describe our work of restoration, resistance, and reinhabitation, and it can be applied everywhere with approaches tailored to each unique region. Indeed, any people that exists in a place for an extended period of time without relying on industrial resource importation from distant lands will necessarily develop bioregional awareness. The ideas behind bioregionalism are certainly not new to Indigenous communities around the world. Non-Indigenous people who are embarking on this work are asking themselves the question “what does place-based allyship look like?” Cascadia, in word and vision, evokes passion for ecology, cultures of place, restorative economies, and self governance. These heartfelt and sometimes nebulous desires mean many things to many people and create our framework for this gathering. Many people are already working on various tangible aspects of restoration, resistance, and reinhabitation.. We invite those voices to step up and share their passions. We invite members of marginalized communities to participate, to share their voices and experiences in order that they may guide more conscious and inclusive action. We strive to make this event as accessible as possible. This event is child-inclusive and safer space. We’ll do our best to support travel stipends, accommodations, and other accessibility needs. Please ask if you need support to attend. We call together this confluence of the bioregionally curious and the bioregionally conscious to meet and explore new and ancient ways of living and being. We hold our visions of a better world with a sense of humility and respect for the unknown. We welcome a diverse array of opinions that move us towards restoration, resistance, and reinhabitation. We look forward to working out contradictions and conflicts in our systems of thought and action. Most of all, we look forward to change-making and relationship building in the coming weeks, months, and years as our bioregional movement grows. See you on Sunday, April 20th near the Willamette, a little southwest of where the Willamette and Columbia rivers meet in Portland, built atop the village sites of the Multnomah, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Bands of Chinook, Tualatin, Kalapuya, Molalla and many other Tribes who have long gathered along these river banks. http://www.facebook.com/events/1414126682168042/
Sunday, April 20, 2014 from 4:30-6:30pm
4:30-6:30pm
Portland Solidarity Network is an organization that is dedicated to fighting for our rights in the workplace and at home. This includes fighting sexism, racism, ableism, and other forms of discrimination in a way that empowers us and builds momentum to create a more equal world. Contact portlandsolidaritynetwork@gmail.com for more information.
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Surfrider
Sunday, April 20, 2014 from noon-1pm
noon-1pm
Join us in collecting data for our citizen science program. Contact Brittany Getz at chair@siuslaw.surfrider.org for details.
Monday
Apr
21
2014
with
Surfrider
Monday, April 21, 2014 from 9-10am
9-10am
Agenda Welcome Intros (Todd) Marine Planner and Marine debris filters (Jenny) Ontology Work (Yassine) Data Layers (Todd) Marine Debris Policy Layers (Karen) 1. Please join my meeting. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/527167781 2. Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) - a headset is recommended. Or, call in using your telephone. Dial +1 (213) 493-0007 Access Code: 527-167-781 Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting Meeting ID: 527-167-781 View your event at http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=VIEW&eid=NjBmYXUzbWd0bXVkNTg4Y2thOXBrY2c0aTggY3BseWJvbkBzdXJmcmlkZXIub3Jn&tok=MjcjdG9kZC5yLmhhbGxlbmJlY2tAZ21haWwuY29tOTk0NDZjYzM5ZTY1YzhhODRhYTliN2QwODk2M2U2ZjExYzk4ZGJkMg&ctz=UTC&hl=en.
Monday, April 21, 2014 from 5:30-8:30pm
5:30-8:30pm
Twelfth meeting of the West Quadrant Committee to review revised draft district goals, policies and action items for Old Town/Chinatown, Goose Hollow and South Downtown/University (http://www.portlandoregon.gov/?c=26000&a=480269)
Monday, April 21, 2014 from 6-7:30pm
6-7:30pm
Randall Bluffstone,director of the Institute for Economics and the Environment at Portland State, and Professor of Economics, presents important efforts in forests worldwide to combat climate change and improve the earth’s ecological systems. Growth in future CO2 emissions are expected mostly from poor countries outside formal obligations and agreements, so real reductions in a global carbon footprint are at risk. Much depends upon a UN program called Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD). Get up to speed on the promises of REDD and learn about global climate.
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Hatch
Monday, April 21, 2014 from 6:30-7:30pm
6:30-7:30pm
Brought to you by the 2014 Cleantech Open. Ethan Smith is the Director of AskNature at the BioMimicry 3.8 Institute, a global leader in biomimicry innovation consulting, professional training, and educational program and curricula development. The institute’s mission is to train, equip, and connect engineers, educators, architects, designers, business leaders, and other innovators to sustainably emulate nature’s 3.8 billion years of brilliant designs and strategies. Ethan has collaborated on numerous award-winning products, services, and media for clients and employers in the outdoor recreation and environmental conservation industries. He holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial design and has received extensive training in sustainable development, LEED, biology, and biomimicry. His professional background spans product design and development, web design and development, graphic design, photography, writing, business strategy, expedition planning, and creative direction with organizations including Nau, Eddie Bauer, XPLANE, and many more. Join us April 21, 6:30-7:30pm, at Hatch on NE Sandy to learn more about the 2014 Cleantech Open accelerator program and to hear Ethan about biomimicry and some of the latest developments in this fascinating field. Click here to RSVP! http://oregon.biomimics.net/ http://www2.cleantechopen.org/
Monday, April 21, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Introduction and discussion about the Powell-Division Transit and Development Project (http://www.portlandoregon.gov/?c=26000&a=485453)
Tuesday
Apr
22
2014
with
Hatch
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 2-3pm
2-3pm
Attract Customers with Your Compelling Story Do you want more customers, more supporters for your cause? Are you looking for a way to attract people to your mission? You are here because you’ve found a strategy for making the world a better place. That means you’ve got a story to tell—and it’s a powerful one. Telling your story right, you inspire people to learn more about you and the solutions you offer. In this two-part workshop, you’ll learn how to: • Write your story as the hero’s journey from trial and tribulation to triumph. • Connect with the right audience, capture their attention and arouse their curiosity. • Inspire people to take action: sign up, learn more and buy your product or service. Join us April 8 and April 22 from 2-3 pm at the Hatch conference room and walk away with a marketing tool you can use in multiple ways. The workshop is free for Hatch members and $10 for non-members. Imagine what you can do with a compelling story that people want to share. Presenters: Jim Newcomer, Balance Breakthrough Coaching Sara DeHoff, Writer, Eclectrics Members of the Parts Department
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Surfrider
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 11am-4:30pm
11am-4:30pm
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 5:30-9:30pm
5:30-9:30pm
PDX Permaculture Tuesday, April 22 at 5:30 PM Earth Day's 44th birthday falls on a Tuesday this year, and PDX Permaculture will help to bring more meaning and context to this day of coming togethe... Details: http://www.meetup.com/Portland-Permaculture-Meetup/events/169932942/
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 5:30-8:30pm
5:30-8:30pm
Celebrate Administrative Professionals Week® with the Oregon Trail Chapter! Please join us for an evening of delicious food, drinks, celebrations, fabulous prizes, new friends and connections! Theory Eatery @ OMSI 1945 SE Water Ave- Portland Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 5:30-7:30pm
5:30-7:30pm
Profits generated by the pub that day will go to support the NW Earth Institute. (http://www.portlandoregon.gov/?c=26000&a=486965)
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Surfrider
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-8:30pm
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
Energy law attorney, Duncan Delano, will explain state laws that eliminate prohibitions on solar installations and protect access to sunlight. (http://www.portlandoregon.gov/?c=26000&a=484909)
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 6-9pm
6-9pm
Public Hearing on RICAP 6 Proposed Draft (http://www.portlandoregon.gov/?c=26000&a=483972)
Wednesday
Apr
23
2014
with
Hatch
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 6-7pm
6-7pm
Kiva Zip Oregon fellow, Jen Terry will present to the Etsy sellers of Portland, Hatch members and anyone interested in learning more about Kiva's initiative to help small businesses in Oregon. Kiva.org is an international non-profit that has facilitated over $500M in crowdfunded loans to microbusinesses in 73 countries. Come find out about Kiva Zip's unique method of social underwriting, how you can get a 0% interest loan for your business and become part of this supportive ecosystem. There will be a brief presentation from Kiva, plenty of time for Q+A, and networking with other entrepreneurs, small businesses and technical assistance providers.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
in other words presents: reel feminism! Join us at the Clinton street theater at 7pm for a film screening and panel discussion. See our twitter and Facebook accounts for more details.Watch the IOW social media sites for more information on how you can win free season passes to this film series by donating thru the Give!Guide. Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/reelfeminism/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/iowbooks Directions: http://cstpdx.com/content/getting-theater
Thursday
Apr
24
2014
with
Hatch
Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 5:30-8pm
5:30-8pm
Hatch hosts a health care open house, sponsored by local organizations and insurance agents coming together to provide free health care enrolment assistance to the community before the April 30th Cover Oregon enrolment deadline. Attendees will be able to go from completing an application to enrolling in a plan all in one sitting!
Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 1-3pm
1-3pm
Come and join this weekly meeting of progressive elders to read books and have discussion.
Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
Venue:
@
TBD
The third meeting of the Working Group will focus on pedestrian, bicycle and transit circulation. (http://www.portlandoregon.gov/?c=26000&a=485476)
Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
Bill Carter will be reading from his new book, "Boom, Bust, Boom." The book is an account of the all-pervasive presence of copper in our lives and its cost on our health, economy, and our environment - with a beautifully interwoven personal discovery that begins after Carter is poisoned by the vegetables grown in his family garden. The book won an Arizona/New Mexico book award for nonfiction in November of 2013.
Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 6:30-9:30pm
6:30-9:30pm
Venue:
@
To Be Announced
Socialist Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant speaks in Portland! Join the fight for a $15/hour minimum wage! The huge chasm between the richest 1% and the rest of us is widening, corporations are destroying the environment, and the U.S. government is deporting record numbers of undocumented immigrants. Clearly, the corporate politicians have failed the 99%. In response, nearly 100,000 voters recently elected Kshama Sawant to Seattle City Council as an independent Socialist, and she did not accept a dime in corporate cash! Now Sawant is leading the 15 Now movement to raise Seattle’s minimum wage to $15/hr, inspiring the movement to spread to Portland, San Francisco, and nationwide. ALSO SPEAKING: Nick Caleb, candidate for Portland City Council ADMISSION: $15 Suggested Donation Sawant’s election campaign relied entirely on grassroots donations. Please help retire Sawant's election campaign debt so we can move forward with the fight for a $15/hour minimum wage. Mark your calendar now - join us! Invite your friends! Sponsored by Vote Sawant Campaign Endorsed by 15 Now Portland Chapter, Portland Socialist Alternative, Nick Caleb for Portland City Council. Please email ShamusCooke@gmail.com to endorse. Please also donate at https://VoteSawant.org/ Mail checks payable to Vote Sawant to PO Box 85862, Seattle, WA 98145. Web: www.SocialistAlternative.org Facebook: Portland Socialist Alternative Phone: (310) 488-7503 Email: mcath87@gmail.com Twitter: @SocialistAlt http://www.facebook.com/events/689190394453006/
Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 6:30-9:30pm
6:30-9:30pm
Venue:
@
To Be Announced
Socialist Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant speaks in Portland! Join the fight for a $15/hour minimum wage! The huge chasm between the richest 1% and the rest of us is widening, corporations are destroying the environment, and the U.S. government is deporting record numbers of undocumented immigrants. Clearly, the corporate politicians have failed the 99%. In response, nearly 100,000 voters recently elected Kshama Sawant to Seattle City Council as an independent Socialist, and she did not accept a dime in corporate cash! Now Sawant is leading the 15 Now movement to raise Seattle’s minimum wage to $15/hr, inspiring the movement to spread to Portland, San Francisco, and nationwide. ALSO SPEAKING: Nick Caleb, candidate for Portland City Council ADMISSION: $15 Suggested Donation Sawant’s election campaign relied entirely on grassroots donations. Please help retire Sawant's election campaign debt so we can move forward with the fight for a $15/hour minimum wage. Mark your calendar now - join us! Invite your friends! Sponsored by Vote Sawant Campaign Endorsed by 15 Now Portland Chapter, Portland Socialist Alternative, Nick Caleb for Portland City Council. Please email ShamusCooke@gmail.com to endorse. Please also donate at https://VoteSawant.org/ Mail checks payable to Vote Sawant to PO Box 85862, Seattle, WA 98145. Web: www.SocialistAlternative.org Facebook: Portland Socialist Alternative Phone: (310) 488-7503 Email: mcath87@gmail.com Twitter: @SocialistAlt http://www.facebook.com/events/689190394453006/
Friday
Apr
25
2014
Friday, April 25, 2014 from 7:34-8:34am
7:34-8:34am
http://knowyourcity.org/2014/04/25/renters-rights-project-launched/
Friday, April 25, 2014 at 1pm
1pm
FRI 4/25/2014 2:00 - 4:00PM PSU Earth Day: Colloquium Earth Day: Speaker Colloquium with Ilarion Merculieff Ilarion "Larry" Merculieff kicks off our Earth & Spirit Council events at the PSU Colloquium on Social Sustainability. His talk is titled, “Sustainability: Western and Indigenous Worldviews are Very Different.”
Friday, April 25, 2014 from 5-8pm
5-8pm
http://portlandartmuseum.org/home Founded in late 1892, the Portland Art Museum is the seventh oldest museum in the United States and the oldest in the Pacific Northwest. The Museum is internationally recognized for its permanent collection and ambitious special exhibitions, drawn from the Museum’s holdings and the world’s finest public and private collections. The Museum’s collection of more than 42,000 objects, displayed in 112,000 square feet of galleries, reflects the history of art from ancient times to today. The collection is distinguished for its holdings of art of the native peoples of North America, English silver, and the graphic arts. An active collecting institution dedicated to preserving great art for the enrichment of future generations, the Museum devotes 90 percent of its gallery space to its permanent collection. The Museum’s campus of landmark buildings, a cornerstone of Portland’s cultural district, includes the Jubitz Center for Modern and Contemporary Art, the Gilkey Center for Graphic Arts, and the Northwest Film Center. With a membership of over 23,000 households and serving more than 350,000 visitors annually, the Museum is a premier venue for education in the visual arts.
Friday, April 25, 2014 from 6-9pm
6-9pm
Venue:
@
Hilton Portland
Join Senator Ron Wyden, Senator Jeff Merkley, former Governor Barbara Roberts, and our special Keynote Speaker—David Brock, founder of Media Matters—for the 2014 Wayne Morse Gala at the Portland Hilton. 2014 Wayne Morse Gala Join Senator Ron Wyden, Senator Jeff Merkley, former Governor Barbara Roberts, and our special Keynote Speaker—David Brock, founder of Media Matters—for the 2014 Wayne Morse Gala at the Portland Hilton.
Friday, April 25, 2014 at 5:30pm
5:30pm
Southridge High School will transform into a jazz dinner club for an evening of entertainment with dinner, auction and live jazz music, of course. The community is invited to enjoy a delicious pasta meal and to hear the University of Oregon Green Garter Band, Southridge Jazz Ensembles, the Highland Park Jazz Band, and a local band, 51 Lines. Doors open at 5:30pm and the dinner starts at 6:30pm. For more information go to www.simde.org or email fundraising@simde.org. Advance tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students or seniors and include dinner and dessert. Tickets can be purchased at http://fs21.formsite.com/inkrevolution/JazzandDine2014/, or at the door for $2 more per ticket. Proceeds benefit Southridge music programs.
Saturday
Apr
26
2014
Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 9am-noon
9am-noon
Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The tree care event will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy shoes and get ready to have fun! RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. Please contact Andy or Jenny at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information.
Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
We are very happy to continue our partnership with the City of Hillsboro and Clean Water Services to help restore the wetland complex of Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve. This planting was rescheduled from March when water levels were too high to access the planting area. There will be a 10-15 minute walk from the parking lot. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The planting will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy shoes and get ready to have fun! RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. Please contact Jenny or Ian at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information.
Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 8am-4pm
8am-4pm
Saturday, April 26 - Day Earth and Spirit Council + Cornel Pewewardy's Indigenous Nations Studies Department Present Workshops **Workshops qualify for 5 Professional Development Units (PDUs)** Location: Native American Center, 710 SW Jackson Street Time: 8:30 AM - 4 PM Tickets available at the PSU Box Office and online, listed under Earth and Spirit Council $55 General Admission PSU Students FREE (show ID at door) Scholarships Available: Inquire via email Follow one series of workshops or mix-and-match: Workshop Series 1—Stop Talking There is general acceptance that our culture has institutionalized NOT being sustainable—our economics, politics, religions, and education are each culpable. This series focuses on sustainability and the impact of cultural differences. We'll also explore how we can shift the conversation to further our vision of a living earth. We will look to Ilarion Merculieff's new book, Stop Talking: Indigenous Ways of Teaching and Learning and Difficult Dialogues in Higher Education, to serve as our foundation. 9:15 – 10:30 AM Sustainability: Cultural Difference about What Sustainability Means (Ilarion Merculieff) 10:45 AM – Noon Difficult Dialogues (Ilarion Merculieff with Jennifer Johnston) 12:15 – 1:30 PM Stop Talking (Ilarion Merculieff) Workshop Series 2—Indigenous Ways of Knowing In this workshop series, we'll focus on expanding our notion of how we learn and know. 9:15 – 10:30 AM For Indigenous Minds Only! (Cornel Pewewardy) 10:45 AM – Noon Languages of Life (Milt Markewitz) 12:15 – 2:30 PM Earth-Based Learning (Judy Bluehorse Skelton) Workshop Series 3—Curricula Development This series will explore the shift from mechanical to organic thought processes and from perceived scarcity to sufficient abundance. We'll look at how a consciousness based on sacred ecology offers a sense of hope and can help us redefine our approach to sustainability. 9:15 – 10:30 AM Living Systems and Paradigm Shifts (Milt Markewitz) 10:45 AM – Noon Media-Based Curricula Development (Grace Dillon) 12:15 – 2:30 PM University Syllabi (Jennifer Johnston)
Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 9am-noon
9am-noon
Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The tree care event will start promptly at 9:00am. We will be mulching and using other tree care techniques to prepare recently planted trees for surviving through their first sensitive summer. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy shoes and get ready to have fun! RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. Please contact Andy or Jenny at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information.
Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10am-6pm
10am-6pm
Venue:
@
Kenton City Park
http://earthdaypdx.com Volunteer Link: http://vols.pt/jsQCmB 2014 Portland Earth Day Theme: "Reverse Migration" http://www.facebook.com/events/629532937096068/
Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
Dr. Laura Brown, lesbian feminist psychologist from Seattle, will be reading from and discussing her newest book Your Turn for Care: Surviving the Aging and Death of the Adults who Harmed You. She will be selling and signing books as well. This presentation is geared for general audience and therapists are invited as well. This event is free of charge.
with
Surfrider
Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10am-1:30pm
10am-1:30pm
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge When: Saturday April 26th Meet at: SE Mitchell and SE Milwaukie. Time: 10am - 1pm What: Restoration and clean up of the wildlife refuge What to bring: glove and water bottle Snacks and water Jug provided :)
Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 11am-1pm
11am-1pm
Be blown away by youth that demonstrate a passion for restoring the health of the environment! Join us at our next Sharing Ideas event, featuring the Roosevelt High School Science Club, a group of students determined to counteract pollution in North Portland. These local youth are experimenting with planters that recycle polluted air into clean air and testing of air quality surrounding Roosevelt High School. They have been invited to Washington, D.C. later this year to present their findings. Sharing Ideas events raise awareness of local grassroots efforts throughout Portland that strengthen community. Project presenters share the inspiration that launched their idea, how it moved into action, where they are today, and their hope for the future. Community Legacy Program of Our United Villages will sponsor this free event on Saturday, April 26th, from 11am to 1pm at the Central Library, 801 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205. Everyone is invited. RSVP suggested online or by phone at 503.546.7499. Refreshments will be provided. Childcare (9 and under), transportation, and interpretation are provided upon request, with 48 hours advanced notice. The Community Legacy Program of Our United Villages is a free resource for sharing community-building stories, strategies and ideas.
Saturday, April 26, 2014 from noon-1pm
noon-1pm
This presentation is designed to introduce a weight neutral, natural approach to treating type 2 diabetes by naturopathic doctor, DeAun Nelson. This event is open to everyone who is interested in learning more about managing diabetes in an affirming, non-shaming, body positive way. Good for people with diabetes, loved ones of diabetes or anyone who is interested in more information about diabetes.
Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 2pm
2pm
The Earth & Spirit Council’s Earth Day and PSU’s Earth Week celebrations culminate with Ilarion Merculieff’s presentation of, “Stop Talking: Indigenous Ways of Teaching and Learning.”Learn more about Larry from the Earth and Spirit archive Click here to purchase tickets from University Tickets Cost: $20 General Admission, $10 Seniors/Youths, Students Free
with
Surfrider
Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10am-4pm
10am-4pm
Newport Chapter will be tabling for Earth Day at the Aquarium. Contact chair@newport.or.surfrider.org for more details.
Sunday
Apr
27
2014
Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 1-4pm
1-4pm
By Donation: ($5-$10 suggested: no one turned away for lack of funds) Wendy Judith Cutler, Teacher, Writer and Longtime Lesbian-Feminist Supporter of IOW, will facilitate a writing workshop based upon the book she has co-written (with Ahava Shira and Lynda Monk of Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, where she now lives): Writing Alone Together: Journaling Within a Circle of Women for Creativity, Compassion and Connection. Join a nourishing, explorative and tender circle of women as you are guided into personal writing, deep listening, sharing (always with choice) and witnessing as we write alone and together. Within this sacred space we will ignite our creativity, engage our compassion and deepen our connections with one another and our authentic selves. The workshop will take place from 1-3pm and the book launch from 3-4pm. Come for the workshop and stay for the book launch. Or come only for one or the other. Refreshments will be served. Peruse the Feminist Archives as well and discover gems of our feminist hestories. Half of the proceeds will be donated to the Feminist Archives. (Wendy hopes that old friends and past students, colleagues and sister-activists will come to share in this celebration and honouring of our herstories together.) womenwritingwjc.wordpress.com
Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 1-4pm
1-4pm
Unknown to most Portlanders, our city is consistently ranked one of the top polluted in the nation. We have the #1 polluter in the nation in our city, Precision Cast Parts. 35 schools are in the top 5% worst air quality in the nation, there are over 60,000 toxic sites in the city limits, and our largest public space, the Willamette River, is listed as a Superfund Site. On this bike ride, we'll hit some of the worst polluters in the city and our City Council candidate Nicholas Caleb for PDX Council 2014 will offer ideas on how we can stop polluters and clean up our city. This ride is also a part of the Global Climate Convergence, which is a series of actions taking place across the globe from Earth Day to May Day., http://www.facebook.com/events/642314339174303/
Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 4-7pm
4-7pm
"Once perceived by individuals as fetters, as obstacles to their liberation, limit situations stand out in relief from the background, revealing their true nature as concrete historical dimensions of a given reality. Men and women respond to the challenge with "limit-acts": those directed at negating and overcoming, rather than passively accepting, the given. Thus, it is not the limit-situations in and of themselves which create a climate of hopelessness, but rather how they are perceived by women and men at a given historical moment: whether they appear as fetters or as insurmountable barriers. As critical perception is embodied in action, a climate of hope and confidence develops which leads men to attempt to overcome the limit-situations." -Paulo Freire "I am pitting a world around, blood less, constructive, design transformation revolution against a world around destructive bloody revolution. The Design Science revolution can be won by all. The bloody revolution can be won by none." - Buckminster Fuller "If there was problem, yo, I'll solve it." -Vanilla Ice It's time to work together to build decentralized, resilient, interdependent, and redundant systems of community-scale food production, waste processing, water filtration, and energy production. To create a human civilization that works for 100% of humanity. We can do this. We get to. It's time. We were born for this. This is a call to all the hopeful people. Everyone who isn't going to stand by and just watch the collapse come. For the people who are already working for justice, and for the people who are ready to start. The people who know that the human condition was made for times like these. We don't need to have all the answers yet- living systems develop by a process, not a plan. It doesn't need to be all serious either. This could be a good time! This is an invitation, every Sunday afternoon starting in May, to gather in Peninsula Park, and figure out how we're going to make this world work for everyone. All are welcome. You don't need to know what to do, and you don't need to ask for permission to do anything. Bring art, ideas, activities, talks, games, projects, anything you can think of. If you think this is a good idea, spread it. If you think you've got something important to add, bring it. If you think you can do something that will help make this better, do it. And if you don't know where to start, BRING FOOD. It's showtime, folks. This will be a WEEKLY event, WEATHER PERMITTING. If water is falling from the sky, it's your call to show up or not. To stay up to date, Text "@Springintoaction" to the number 23559. We could really use: -A poster design or 5 -A website? -Folding Chairs -Pop up tents -Folding tables -Sound systems Bring them if you have them! The only things not encouraged are violence, disrespect of others, and unconstructive pessimism. (constructive pessimism OK) Some more on the strategy: The idea is to build a movement around SHARED GOALS rather than shared beliefs. Everyone comes as a voluntary participant, no one is expected to believe anything, or follow anyone's orders in order to participate. Together we will define common limit situations, problems, frustrations- places where things could be better. Together we will define common goals and offer and pursue many different solutions, welcoming the resilience and creativity that comes with diversity. We will work together when we choose, and apart when we choose. Everyone is free to not participate in anything they don't think is helping. Everyone is free to bring whatever they want. Just hang out. Talk. Eat. Enjoy life. Make art. Let's make this a celebration of everything worth struggling for. If you disagree with anything I've said, great! Let's create a culture where we respond to disagreements in ideas by creating alternatives we think will work better and sharing them. http://www.facebook.com/events/1396875633924558/
Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 4:30-6:30pm
4:30-6:30pm
Portland Solidarity Network is an organization that is dedicated to fighting for our rights in the workplace and at home. This includes fighting sexism, racism, ableism, and other forms of discrimination in a way that empowers us and builds momentum to create a more equal world. Contact portlandsolidaritynetwork@gmail.com for more information.
Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 4-5pm
4-5pm
This is a group for theory nerds and theory sluts in Portland! We read short articles that relate to and are informed by feminist and queer perspectives, with particular emphasis on those works that also combine disability theory, postcolonial theory, critical race theory, and other theoretical frameworks along with feminist and queer theories. The group is not just for people with academic background or graduate degrees: we are open anyone who is interested in reading, learning and discussing theories and how they relate to the "real life," whatever that means. To find out about the month’s readings go to https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/theoryslut/ or send an email.
Monday
Apr
28
2014
Monday, April 28, 2014 from noon-3pm
noon-3pm
Join Portland Rising Tide and others Monday, April 28th at 12pm for a mass action in downtown Portland to highlight the farce of regulatory agencies that work hand in hand with the fossil fuel industry; and to show that the people will step up to enforce our urgent demand: “Coal, Oil, Gas – None Shall Pass! Governor Kitzhaber and his agencies including the State Land Board, DEQ, DSL, and ODOT have been complicit in issuing permits for coal and oil terminals in Oregon. Now they are being asked to approve the west coast’s first Natural Gas export terminal and a 350+ mile pipeline to Coos Bay, OR. This action will be held in conjunction with the Global Climate Convergence; an international call for “10 days to change course” between Earth Day and May Day; marked with direct actions and/or demonstrations highlighting the joint struggles of labor and climate justice. *If you can, come dressed in either a suit/jacket, OR as your favorite Oregon flora, fauna, or person. We will have opportunities for some fun street theater!* Get ready, join us for a training! https://www.facebook.com/events/283104541854348/ Also, we need your help to spread the word about this and other upcoming events - please invite all of your facebook friends who might be interested! http://www.facebook.com/events/1511072169120298/
Monday, April 28, 2014 from 7-10pm
7-10pm
Momenta, a documentary about coal export, is back by popular demand! We’re at a critical time in the coal export fight and we need everyone to see this film before Governor Kitzhaber and the Department of State Lands issue their permit decision for Ambre Energy’s Morrow Pacific coal export project. So, mark your calendars, invite friends and join us for a great night of film and prizes from sponsors like Snocru, Polar and Sierra Nevada! Momenta captures stories from the mines of Montana and Wyoming to the ports threatened by Big Coal. Through stunning footage of the American west and unique stories about coal export, the climate and our clean energy future, Momenta proves its place amongst the top documentaries of 2014. The film is narrated by world-renowned climber, Conrad Anker, and features environmentalist Bill McKibben and professional snowboarder Jeremy Jones. The film also has a few of your hometown favorites from the coal export campaign, like Riverkeeper’s Executive Director Brett VandenHeuvel and Jasmine Zimmer-Stucky. “Momenta is about you, me, everyone who lives here, loves it and cares about what happens to our planet,” says Eric Wallis, the Portland-based producer of Momenta. “We set out making this film to demonstrate the overwhelming unpopularity of coal export and crossroads of the American west: old innovation vs. new. We want it to be a step towards winning the campaign against coal export.” $10 suggested donation at the door, includes raffle ticket for great outdoor gear. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Tuesday
Apr
29
2014
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 from 5-7pm
5-7pm
We’re bringing an old favorite back! At the turn of every month we’re looking for a group of volunteers to come in and help us stuff and stamp envelopes so we can reach out to all our members and help them renew. We need your help! There will be snacks, drinks, and good conversation with other people who care about our community as much as you do. Its a great opportunity to learn more about what the BTA is doing and give your feedback. When: Last Tuesday every month Where: BTA office Time commitment: 5:00pm-7:00pm Shift: Envelope Stuffing Contact: If you like to enjoy good conversation while helping the BTA with crucial member communication, contact Nicole Davenport and join us at our next Envelope Stuffing Party. Snacks and refreshments provided.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Introduction and discussion about the Powell-Division Transit and Development Project (http://www.portlandoregon.gov/?c=26000&a=485454)
Wednesday
Apr
30
2014
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 from 3:30-6pm
3:30-6pm
Venue:
@
City Hall
(http://www.portlandoregon.gov/?c=26000&a=486291)
with
Hatch
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
Essential Knowledge for Transition provides an understanding of the large systems that affect our lives and communities: the monetary and banking system, the economic system and the financial system. Such understanding is a prerequisite to transforming them in a way that allows the emerging of a socially just, environmentally sound and compassionate society. Financial system How can the stock market reach new record highs when the economy is still sputtering and the middle class is fading away? What role do our investments play in shaping our world? We will look at how the current financial system has been transformed into a self-perpetuating pool of capital growing through trading activities which are progressively divorced from productive economic activities. We will talk about the importance of divesting form the old economy and the emergence of four powerful trends that will transform the world of investing. We will look at ways communities at the forefront of this transformation are democratizing and relocalizing investments and building a world that is more equitable and sustainable. About Marco Vangelisti Marco came to the US from Italy as a Fulbright scholar in mathematics and economics at the University of California in Berkeley. After a stint in the financial industry, Marco worked as visual artist on a full-time basis for 5 years and obtained a MFA focusing on the intersection between public art and ecology. He later worked for 6 years for Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. LLC ("GMO"), managing investment equity portfolios primarily on behalf of large foundations and endowments. In April 2009 Marco left the finance industry and has since been instrumental in the formation and development of the Slow Money Northern California chapter where he currently leads the investor working group. Marco is currently developing Essential Knowledge for Transition - a curriculum for activists and engaged citizens to understand the money and banking system, the economic system and the financial system and how we need to transform them. Marco is also helping communities increase their capacity for local investing. Website: www.ek4t.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/EssentialKnowledge4Transition
May
2014
Thursday
May
1
2014
Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 1-3pm
1-3pm
Come and join this weekly meeting of progressive elders to read books and have discussion.
Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 3-5:30pm
3-5:30pm
Rally at 3:00 PM March from 4:00-5:30 PM We want to encourage everyone to come out this May Day and stand united for social & economic justice. Together we can build a movement to take back our communities . As we approach International Workers Day in 2014, we find ourselves facing unprecedented cuts to public services including education, street and park maintenance, social services, unemployment insurance and much more. As a result we are seeing a rapid increase in symptoms of poverty including houselessness and food insecurity. Along with all of this we continue to experience attacks on people of color, immigrants, working families, women, students and our right to organize. Our response to this onslaught against humanity is to organize and FIGHT BACK!! People Over Profit ! More details TBA http://www.facebook.com/events/1399874036928514/
Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 5-8pm
5-8pm
"As a side note, the police did arrive at City Hall and no-one was arrested. Why not? That would be because protesting is not illegal in the United States. There are also no laws to prevent people from carrying torches or pitchforks, so long as they are doing that as part of a peaceful demonstration. The police showed up, talked to the protesters, talked to the security and then said “Call us if they actually break any laws.”" -addictinginfo.com http://www.facebook.com/events/591011544319874/
Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Third Wave Thursdays open mic featuring urban incorporeal artists Neka & Kahlo who are working toward completion of their debut EP entitled 7HIRDWAV3 (pronounced 'third wave'). Attendees are welcome to help by donating via their IndieGoGo campaign. Their project seeks to elevate the voice of queer women by confronting systems of oppression with the use of ethereal sound and esoteric metaphor.
Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Third Wave Thursdays open mic featuring urban incorporeal artists Neka & Kahlo who are working toward completion of their debut EP entitled 7HIRDWAV3 (pronounced 'third wave'). Attendees are welcome to help by donating via their IndieGoGo campaign. Their project seeks to elevate the voice of queer women by confronting systems of oppression with the use of ethereal sound and esoteric metaphor.
Friday
May
2
2014
Friday, May 2, 2014 at 10am through Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 5pm
10am through Sunday, May 4 at 5pm
The nonprofit Oregon Potters Association (OPA) presents the 32nd Annual Ceramic Showcase, the largest sale and show of ceramics in the United States. Art lovers, Mother’s Day shoppers and foodies all will find something to treasure at this one-of-a-kind, free three-day event. More than 200 ceramic artists from Oregon and SW Washington will show and sell spectacular ceramic vessels, serving pieces, wall art and other items for the home, garden and office. New for 2014, the theme “Create Locally, Inspire Globally” celebrates global techniques and influences that shape Northwest-made ceramics, from Japan to Greece to Native American traditions, and beyond. Local chefs will incorporate artisan-crafted plates and vessels into globally-inspired cooking demonstrations on the Main Stage.
Friday, May 2, 2014 at 5pm through Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 5pm
5pm through Sunday, May 4 at 5pm
Venue:
@
be space
Join Robert Gonzales for a weekend exploration of Living Compassion. This work points towards the spiritual dimensions of Nonviolent Communication (NVC). It has both a deeply inner, transformative aspect and an intensely practical, in-the-world application. The focus of this workshop is to establish and cultivate an embodied consciousness of self-compassion and compassionate communication. The workshop will include: o Practices to deepen self-compassion and unconditional self-acceptance. o Cultivating and dwelling in the Beauty of Needs - understanding and awareness of how the qualities of the heart that we call needs live in us and are the key to living the fullness of life. o Living and communicating from fullness, rather than deficiency. As we deepen into self-compassion and the work of inner transformation occurs, we become more aware of blockages that keep us from acting in integrity with our deepest values. The work of Living Compassion provides an elegant map to transform these blockages into authentic, compassionate communication with others. Please join him for a weekend of transforming practices that enable us to live with compassion and an open heart.
Friday, May 2, 2014 from 5-7pm
5-7pm
Saturday
May
3
2014
Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 9am-noon
9am-noon
This project is in partnership with the Johnson Creek Watershed Council and Portland Parks & Recreation and is supported by the East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The tree care event will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy shoes and get ready to have fun! RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. Please contact Andy or Jenny at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information.
Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 5:30pm
5:30pm
Join Breast Friends for their 8th annual Joy of Life Gala Fundraiser on Saturday, May 3 at the DoubleTree Lloyd Center Hotel in Portland. Breast Friends is a non-profit organization that provides emotional support to women who are battling breast, ovarian and other women's cancers. There will be a silent auction followed by dinner, live auction and entertainment by Jugglemania (www.jugglemania.com). For more information contact 503-598-8048 or go to http://www.breastfriends.org/jol_fund_2014/
Sunday
May
4
2014
Friday, May 2, 2014 at 10am through Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 5pm
10am through Sunday, May 4 at 5pm
The nonprofit Oregon Potters Association (OPA) presents the 32nd Annual Ceramic Showcase, the largest sale and show of ceramics in the United States. Art lovers, Mother’s Day shoppers and foodies all will find something to treasure at this one-of-a-kind, free three-day event. More than 200 ceramic artists from Oregon and SW Washington will show and sell spectacular ceramic vessels, serving pieces, wall art and other items for the home, garden and office. New for 2014, the theme “Create Locally, Inspire Globally” celebrates global techniques and influences that shape Northwest-made ceramics, from Japan to Greece to Native American traditions, and beyond. Local chefs will incorporate artisan-crafted plates and vessels into globally-inspired cooking demonstrations on the Main Stage.
Friday, May 2, 2014 at 5pm through Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 5pm
5pm through Sunday, May 4 at 5pm
Venue:
@
be space
Join Robert Gonzales for a weekend exploration of Living Compassion. This work points towards the spiritual dimensions of Nonviolent Communication (NVC). It has both a deeply inner, transformative aspect and an intensely practical, in-the-world application. The focus of this workshop is to establish and cultivate an embodied consciousness of self-compassion and compassionate communication. The workshop will include: o Practices to deepen self-compassion and unconditional self-acceptance. o Cultivating and dwelling in the Beauty of Needs - understanding and awareness of how the qualities of the heart that we call needs live in us and are the key to living the fullness of life. o Living and communicating from fullness, rather than deficiency. As we deepen into self-compassion and the work of inner transformation occurs, we become more aware of blockages that keep us from acting in integrity with our deepest values. The work of Living Compassion provides an elegant map to transform these blockages into authentic, compassionate communication with others. Please join him for a weekend of transforming practices that enable us to live with compassion and an open heart.
Sunday, May 4, 2014 from 4:30-6:30pm
4:30-6:30pm
Portland Solidarity Network is an organization that is dedicated to fighting for our rights in the workplace and at home. This includes fighting sexism, racism, ableism, and other forms of discrimination in a way that empowers us and builds momentum to create a more equal world. Contact portlandsolidaritynetwork@gmail.com for more information.
Monday
May
5
2014
Monday, May 5, 2014 from 6:30-8pm
6:30-8pm
Feminism Discussion Group facilitated by Susan Wiget is held on the first Sunday of every month at 6:30pm-8:00 pm. This discussion group is a free flowing, exchange of ideas on a topic which we pick each month. The Portland Feminist Discussion group has moved to www.facebook.com. Please find our groups there. It's easy: 1. Log on (or create a free account if you don't have on already). 2. In the search field, type "groups" 3. Within "groups" narrow your search field by selecting the "Portland, OR" network. 4. Search for " Portland Feminist Meet-up" group and join. 5. On that page you'll see links to our meetings, RSVP for the "August Feminism Discussion Group" 6. Pass on this info to your friends.
Tuesday
May
6
2014
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
PDX Permaculture Tuesday, May 6 at 7:00 PM In May, the weather typically gets warmer and many flowers begin to bloom. We will discuss reliable varieties of warm season crops to grow in your gar... Fee: Price: USD 25.00 per person Details: http://www.meetup.com/Portland-Permaculture-Meetup/events/151307062/
Wednesday
May
7
2014
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 from 11:30am-12:30pm
11:30am-12:30pm
Feeling stressed, tired and/or in need of some healing energy? Ear (Auricular) Acupuncture is a fantastic way to detox your mind and body. Join us every other week for some self-care provided by IOW's neighbor, the Vital Compass. This event is open to everyone and a $5 donation is requested to cover the cost of materials. Due to the nature of this activity, please arrive promptly at 11:30 and plan to stay for the full hour. Those arriving after 11:45 will not be able to participate in that day's session (but are welcome to attend future events).  
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 7pm
7pm
Multnomah County: Monthly Meeting Join the Multnomah County Democrats to discuss important issues and to organize Democratic activities in our county. All are welcome to attend.
Thursday
May
8
2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 1-3pm
1-3pm
Come and join this weekly meeting of progressive elders to read books and have discussion.
Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 6-8:30pm
6-8:30pm
The sixth meeting of the Committee will review land use and transportation work to-date as well as green systems, open space, and the river. (http://www.portlandoregon.gov/?c=26000&a=485477)
Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 6:30-8pm
6:30-8pm
The 2014 Think & Drink series, Private, explores the topics of government surveillance, corporate collection of personal information, and government regulation of family life. The series continues Thursday, May 8, with lawyer, author, and radio host Heidi Boghosian at 6:30 p.m. at the Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan St., Portland. A $10 donation is suggested for admission. Minors welcome when accompanied by an adult. Heidi Boghosian is the executive director of the National Lawyers Guild, a progressive bar association established in 1937, and cohost of the weekly civil liberties radio program Law and Disorder, which airs on 90 radio stations throughout the country, including KBOO in Portland. She is the author of Spying on Democracy: Government Surveillance, Corporate Power, and Public Resistance (City Light Publishers, 2013). Boghosian will discuss the legal and societal effects of far-reaching surveillance by both governments and corporations in conversation with Adam Davis, executive director of Oregon Humanities. The revelations of widespread digital surveillance by the National Security Administration and other global intelligence agencies may represent the greatest instance of government interception of private communications in history, but it may be rivaled by the ever-growing collection of personal information by private corporations. The happy-hour series, which sparks provocative conversations about big ideas, is sponsored by Oregon Humanities with media support from Oregon Public Broadcasting and Willamette Week. Oregon Humanities connects Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform communities. More information about our programs and publications—which include the Conversation Project, Think & Drink, Humanity in Perspective, Idea Lab Summer Institute, Public Program Grants, and Oregon Humanities magazine—can be found at oregonhumanities.org. Oregon Humanities is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and a partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust. Oregon Humanities 813 SW Alder Street, Suite 702 • Portland, OR 97205 • (503) 241-0543 • oregonhumanities.org
Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
$3 suggested donation HOLA (Hands Off Latin America, a subcommittee of PCASC (Portland Central America Solidarity Committee) promotes a monthly education and entertainment series of movies. Our targeted audience includes our organizations large member base, unions, community organizations and the general public. We choose themes for our showings that tie in with upcoming important events and create solidarity with our allies and communities most affected. HOLA has a sharpening focus on building a campaign around the war on drugs and drug war that educates to connect the dots between policy in the North and issues in Latin America. The various tactics under the campaign, of which the movie series is one, are to show how colonialism, hegemony and the continued militarization everywhere are related to issues in Latin America. And ultimately to emphasize that coalition building and education, both internally within PCASC and in the community, are effective means to bring about popular society. Tactics including events, workshops, movies, outreach, tabling etc. are relationship building opportunities that are the core of our grassroots organizing to educate our community and engage and support social movements organizing for social justice in Latin America. The goals include efforts to diversify our fundraising sources, invest in volunteer development through such activities as train the trainer, and a focus on engaging communities most affected by issues we work on. www.pcasc.net
Friday
May
9
2014
Friday, May 9, 2014 from 5-7pm
5-7pm
Saturday
May
10
2014
Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 11am through Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 6pm
11am through Sunday, May 11 at 6pm
You need a website. Maybe you have a personal project, a cause or a business already up and running and you want to increase your presence online. Calling around to designers and developers, you realize that it can be really expensive. You don’t feel like you know how to build a site that looks good, and that you don’t have time to learn. I built this course for you. Partial scholarships available, email organizer.
Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 6-9pm
6-9pm
Sistah Sinema events showcase movies highlighting queer women of color stories. They are also amazing opportunities to connect with educated, community-oriented queer women of color who are doing big thangs. :-D. After each post movie discussion, attendees are asked to connect with someone they did not know before the event and discuss ways to build community in the future. Doors open at 6pm. Potluck 6:30-7:00. Screening 7:00-9:00 PM. Get tickets for 5 dollars at: sistahsinema-PORTLAND.eventbrite.com.
Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 9am-noon
9am-noon
Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The tree care event will start promptly at 9:00am. We will be mulching and using other tree care techniques to prepare recently planted trees for surviving through their first sensitive summer. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy shoes and get ready to have fun! RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. Please contact Jenny or Ian at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information.
Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 12:30-2pm
12:30-2pm
Feminist Meet Up, Brunch and Discussion Group is held on the second Saturday of every month from 12:30p-2:00p. Eat, drink, and bash patriarchy with fellow feminists! This discussion group is a friendly, open, exchange of ideas on a different topic each month. For the most up to date information, join us on www.facebook.com. Search for "Portland Feminist Meet-Up".
Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 12:30-2pm
12:30-2pm
Feminism Discussion Group facilitated by Allison Spector is held on the second Saturday of every month from 12:30-2 pm. This discussion group is a free flowing, exchange of ideas on a topic which we pick each month. The Portland Feminist Discussion group has moved to www.facebook.com. Please find our groups there. It's easy: 1. Log on (or create a free account if you don't have on already). 2. In the search field, type "groups" 3. Within "groups" narrow your search field by selecting the "Portland, OR" network. 4. Search for " Portland Feminist Meet-up" group and join. 5. On that page you'll see links to our meetings, RSVP for the "August Feminism Discussion Group" 6. Pass on this info to your friends.
Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 9am-noon
9am-noon
Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The tree care event will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy shoes and get ready to have fun! RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. Please contact Andy or Jenny at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information.
Sunday
May
11
2014
Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 11am through Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 6pm
11am through Sunday, May 11 at 6pm
You need a website. Maybe you have a personal project, a cause or a business already up and running and you want to increase your presence online. Calling around to designers and developers, you realize that it can be really expensive. You don’t feel like you know how to build a site that looks good, and that you don’t have time to learn. I built this course for you. Partial scholarships available, email organizer.
Sunday, May 11, 2014 from 4:30-6:30pm
4:30-6:30pm
Portland Solidarity Network is an organization that is dedicated to fighting for our rights in the workplace and at home. This includes fighting sexism, racism, ableism, and other forms of discrimination in a way that empowers us and builds momentum to create a more equal world. Contact portlandsolidaritynetwork@gmail.com for more information.
Sunday, May 11, 2014 from 4:30-6:30pm
4:30-6:30pm
Portland Solidarity Network is an organization that is dedicated to fighting for our rights in the workplace and at home. This includes fighting sexism, racism, ableism, and other forms of discrimination in a way that empowers us and builds momentum to create a more equal world. Contact portlandsolidaritynetwork@gmail.com for more information.
Sunday, May 11, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Intentional community is a wonderful (and challenging) place to explore what is possible when we love each other and the earth in equal measure. Come talk, laugh, theorize and practice the art of living well in intentional community with Ecosex Salon facilitator, Karen Hery, a long time supporter of intentional community and advocate for responsible/responsive sexuality. Karen is the founder of the Sunnyside Swap Shop Co-op, the first swap and play family co-op in Portland and community counselor at Windward Sustainability Research Center, a land based intentional community in Klickitat Washington. Grow your own life skills while growing your appreciation for why other people do what they do and are who they are. Adult content, parental discretion is advised.
Monday
May
12
2014
Tuesday
May
13
2014
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 from 6-9pm
6-9pm
Sistah Sinema events showcase movies highlighting queer women of color stories. They are also amazing opportunities to connect with educated, community-oriented queer women of color who are doing big thangs. :-D. After each post movie discussion, attendees are asked to connect with someone they did not know before the event and discuss ways to build community in the future. Doors open at 6pm. Potluck 6:30-7:00. Screening 7:00-9:00 PM. Get tickets for 5 dollars at: sistahsinema-PORTLAND.eventbrite.com.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 from 1-1:30pm
1-1:30pm
Join us to share dreams and learn how to make them come true. Your guide will be Sprout.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Join us for an educational and conversational zine reading and discussion. Each month features a different reproductive/sexual health topic from the Hysteria Health Collective. MONTH'S TOPIC: to be determined... Suggested donation: $5 No one will be turned away for lack of funds. http://happyhysteria.wordpress.com/author/happyhysteria/
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 from 7-8pm
7-8pm
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 7:30pm
7:30pm
Drinking Liberally Beaverton An informal, inclusive progressive social group. Raise your spirits while you raise your glass, and share ideas while you share a pitcher. Drinking Liberally gives like-minded, left-leaning individuals a place to talk politics. You don't need to be a policy expert and this isn't a book club - just come and learn from peers, trade jokes, vent frustration and hang out in an environment where it's not taboo to talk politics among friends. We strive to have a featured guest and topic each month but that's just to get the conversation going. Feel free to come by, express yourself, and have a good time!
with
Surfrider
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
Regular monthly meeting of the Portland Chapter. Contact Chapter Chair Matt Spencer at: chair@portland.surfrider.org for more info. View your event at http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=VIEW&eid=bzdiMnQ1NGNibnNuMHNmYmJkcnVvcGhoZ2Mgb3JlZ29uQHN1cmZyaWRlci5vcmc&tok=MjAjb3JlZ29uQHN1cmZyaWRlci5vcmdkNDUzMmQ1MjM3NTNkODIwY2ZmOGI2NjFhNjU1NzAxYTM4ZjcwOTM2&ctz=America/Los_Angeles&hl=en. View your event at http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=VIEW&eid=bzdiMnQ1NGNibnNuMHNmYmJkcnVvcGhoZ2Mgb3JlZ29uQHN1cmZyaWRlci5vcmc&tok=MjAjb3JlZ29uQHN1cmZyaWRlci5vcmdkNDUzMmQ1MjM3NTNkODIwY2ZmOGI2NjFhNjU1NzAxYTM4ZjcwOTM2&ctz=America/Los_Angeles&hl=en.
Wednesday
May
14
2014
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 6-8:30pm
6-8:30pm
PDX Permaculture Wednesday, May 14 at 6:00 PM Young children are deeply aware and impressionable. It wouldn't be fitting to try to teach permaculture to them in the same way we think of teaching a... Fee: Registration: USD 25.00 per person Details: http://www.meetup.com/Portland-Permaculture-Meetup/events/147182492/
Thursday
May
15
2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014 from 1-3pm
1-3pm
Come and join this weekly meeting of progressive elders to read books and have discussion.
Thursday, May 15, 2014 from 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-8:30pm
In Other Words' Adult Young Adult Book Club is a fun, casual discussion group for fans of YA literature. We meet at In Other Words on the third Thursday of each month to discuss young adult novels through a feminist/queer lens. How do our reactions to YA literature change as we age? What messages do authors send to young people? Do the stories line up with our memories of being teenagers? We read contemporary work and also revisit classic authors like Judy Blume and SE Hinton. Sound interesting? Join our Facebook group (www.facebook.com/groups/142378029143391/) to see what we've read so far, and to stay updated on what we're reading next!
Friday
May
16
2014
Friday, May 16, 2014 from 3-4am
3-4am
http://knowyourcity.org/2014/05/16/keep-portland-wired-tour-portlands-tech-community/
Friday, May 16, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
This is the opening event for the Disability Pride Art and Culture Festival (http://dacphome.org/). We'll be starting with a poetry reading by Leah Lakshmi Peipzna-Samarasinah from Lovecake, which she received a 2012 Lambda Literaryr award and other books of her poetry. After her reading we will have a reception with food. Bio:Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha is a queer disabled Sri Lankan cis femme writer, performer, organizer and badass visionary healer. The author of the Lambda Award winning Love Cake and Consensual Genocide and co-editor of The Revolution Starts At Home: Confronting Intimate Violence in Activist Communities her work has appeared in the anthologies Dear Sister, Undoing Border Imperialism, Stay Solid, Persistence: Still Butch and Femme, Yes Means Yes, Visible: A Femmethology, Homelands, Colonize This, We Don’t Need Another Wave, Bitchfest, Without a Net, Dangerous Families, Brazen Femme, Femme and A Girl’s Guide to Taking Over The World. You can find out more about her on her website http://www.brownstargirl.org. The Festival also includes a panel on Revolutionary Arts, a residency with Leah creating a performance piece for the festival and also a two nights of performance and one free morning performance. The performance will feature Disabled and nonDisabled performers in our community. Along with the residency folks.
Friday, May 16, 2014 from 5-7pm
5-7pm
Friday, May 16, 2014 from 1-5pm
1-5pm
Venue:
@
Regence Campus
Join us for an afternoon of keynotes and breakout sessions followed by a bike parking facilities tour and happy hour. Network and learn how Metro-area employers are supporting biking to work.
Saturday
May
17
2014
with
Surfrider
Saturday, May 17, 2014 at midnight through Sunday, May 18, 2014 at midnight
midnight through Sunday, May 18 at midnight
Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 9am-noon
9am-noon
Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The tree care event will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy shoes and get ready to have fun! RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. Please contact Andy or Jenny at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information.
Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 9am-noon
9am-noon
This tree care event requires pre-registration. To save your spot, please fill out THIS FORM. Thanks! Please contact Andy or Jenny at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. Please contact Andy or Jenny at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information.
Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 9am-noon
9am-noon
Venue:
@
Mercy Corps
*A three-hour workshop to elevate hope among those who seek to create a sustainable culture* **Presented by Jeanne and Dick Roy** Living in a society where “bad news” seems so prevalent, is authentic hope possible? In this workshop, hope is explored as an intentional act or practice. Through presentations and small-group discussions, we will cover topics such as the meaning of hope and its relationship to optimism (and pessimism), guiding principles for the practice of hope, specific practices that elevate hope in our daily lives, and ways to remain aligned with hope over time. **There is no charge for this workshop, but advance registration is required.** **To reserve your space, contact Monica Moore: 503-227-2315 or info@earthleaders.org.** *This workshop is sponsored by the Center for Earth Leadership, a nonprofit co-founded by the Roys that trains and motivates citizens to assume a leadership role in forging a sustainable culture.*
Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 10am-2pm
10am-2pm
Venue:
@
Parks Building
Help us keep our Bike Fleet in good condition and working order! Each year we teach thousands of Portland 4th and 5th graders to bike safely on the street with these bikes. They need routine maintenance every month to keep the parts working smoothly. So if you’ve got mechanic skills, come join us for some greasy fun on the third Saturday of every month from 10 am to 2 pm. Directions: It's on the NE corner of NE 21st Ct. and Pacific Avenue. It's just northeast of the Sunshine Dairy, but still south of I-84. Our shop entrance is on the NW corner of that block, through the chain link fence. Please sign up if you can make it and bring your own coffee cup if you like hot coffee! Thanks to Grand Central Bakery for providing snacks for us. *Maintenance Days are usually scheduled for the 3rd Saturday of every month from 10-2pm at the Parks Building. So mark your calendars and invite a handy friend! Sign up to Volunteer here: https://secure.commonground.convio.com/bta/wrenchonbikesforkids/
Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
New event! A monthly craft night at In Other Words which also serves as a space to discuss feminism, lgbtqq issues, and other things of that nature. There may be some skill-shares happening and if people are up to it, maybe reading a book as a group here and there. The main point is camaraderie while crafting, though. I expect there will be a lot of casual cursing, so it's probably not super family-friendly.
Saturday, May 17, 2014 from noon-2pm
noon-2pm
PFLAG Portland Black Chapter (PBC) hosts monthly meetings and socials to provide a safe space for LGBT African Americans, their friends and family, to engage in dialogue, self-reflection, connect with community members, socialize and network, and access support and resources.
Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 3pm
3pm
Tualatin River Bird Festival Celebrate wildlife and wild places at this day long event filled with family-friendly activities. Start early with guided bird walks beginning at 5: 30 a.m. Family activities begin at 10 a.m. and will include building a bat house, bird house or bee board, and a nature walk. New activities this year will include an archery clinic, a casting clinic, and decoy painting. In addition, there will be conservation exhibits, music, hands-on environmental activities for children and Portland Audubon will present its live bird show. Festival parking will be available at the Pacific Financial Center, 12205 S.W. Tualatin Rd., corner of SW 124th and Pacific Highway. Free shuttle buses will provide transportation to the Refuge starting at 5:30 a.m. There will be no onsite parking at the Refuge. For more information on this event, please visit http://www.friendsoftualatinrefuge.org/ or call 503-625-5944, ext. 227.
Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 4-6pm
4-6pm
ANNOUNCEMENT OF A CONFERENCE ON HEALTH CARE REFORM Imagine: never having to worry that you would be completely cared for in the event of an accident or illness; never having to bargain with your employer over health care benefits or threats to your wages due to increasing health insurance premiums; not being faced with service cuts in police, fire, education and other public services due to the pressure on state, county and municipal budgets from the increasing burden of health care costs. This conference will explain how we can enjoy these securities as the residents of Canada and all other industrialized nations do. In Oregon, even after the expansion of coverage through OHP and Cover Oregon, there will still be many without insurance or with inadequate insurance in the case of a serious illness. There is a way out of this: single payer/universal health care. Come to a free conference that will reveal how it is affordable and achievable and will benefit all Oregonians. Refreshments will be available. Gerald Friedman is a Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts. Also present will be Janet Bauer of the Oregon Center for Public Policy and Fernando Gapasin of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance and UAW Local 1981. http://www.facebook.com/events/1414237885497004/
Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 11:30am-3:30pm
11:30am-3:30pm
Join us at Whole Foods Laurelhurst for some bikey fun. The BTA will be out with the blender bike making human powered smoothies for all to enjoy.
Sunday
May
18
2014
Sunday, May 18, 2014 from 4:30-6:30pm
4:30-6:30pm
Portland Solidarity Network is an organization that is dedicated to fighting for our rights in the workplace and at home. This includes fighting sexism, racism, ableism, and other forms of discrimination in a way that empowers us and builds momentum to create a more equal world. Contact portlandsolidaritynetwork@gmail.com for more information.
Monday
May
19
2014
Tuesday
May
20
2014
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
We are a local poetry reading series open to the public that features two featured readers on the third Tuesday of each month. We also have open mic for those in the audience who wish to share their work (open mic limited to one poem or two pages max. per person). And for the writers who attend, we always have poetry prompts and cookies (you can have a cookie even if you're not a writer). Info on each month's event can be found at: www.figuresofspeechpdx.wordpress.com
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 8pm
8pm
Wednesday
May
21
2014
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from 11:30am-12:30pm
11:30am-12:30pm
Feeling stressed, tired and/or in need of some healing energy? Ear (Auricular) Acupuncture is a fantastic way to detox your mind and body. Join us every other week for some self-care provided by IOW's neighbor, the Vital Compass. This event is open to everyone and a $5 donation is requested to cover the cost of materials. Due to the nature of this activity, please arrive promptly at 11:30 and plan to stay for the full hour. Those arriving after 1:45 will not be able to participate in that day's session (but are welcome to attend future events).  
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from 6-7pm
6-7pm
For over a decade, bicycle lawyer Ray Thomas has been sharing his wisdom with cyclists around the state in this 60-minute workshop on bicyclists’ rights and responsibilities on the road. Held on rotating Wednesdays at 6pm in the BTA Office, legal clinics cover Oregon bicycle and pedestrian laws, insurance information, and what to do if you’re in a crash. Attendees will also receive a free copy of Thomas’ book, Pedal Power: a Legal Guide for Oregon Cyclists. Questions? Contact Stephanie Noll at stephanie@btaoregon.org BTA Office, 618 NW Glisan Street #401, Portland, OR 97209
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from 6:30-8pm
6:30-8pm
A reading group for science fiction/fantasy works with themes and characters that provoke discussions about the concepts of gender and sexuality.The sci-fi/fantasy genre allows us to intimately experience worlds in which the rules/laws of our own world can be cast aside and different structures, (biological, technological, psychological, sociological, etc.) can be explored. Our intention is to read books that fall into the general category of science fiction or fantasy, expanding our selections as the group sees fit. Authors such as Octavia Butler, Ursula LeGuin, and James Tiptree are examples, but there are no set limitations on who we will read. The books we choose to read may leave us feeling positive and affirmed, but they may also leave us depressed or angry, hopefully they will always be thought-provoking, stimulating and challenging. Join our facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/group.php?gid=112254102129585 Contact: Melinda Williams at mlwillia01@hotmail.com
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from 7-8:30pm
7-8:30pm
Please RSVP if you plan to make it by calling 503-241-6556 so we about how many people to expect. Feel free to bring a friend or to come at the last minute: we just need a general idea of how many people will attend. http://quiz.foodandwaterwatch.org/about/
Thursday
May
22
2014
Thursday, May 22, 2014 from 1-3pm
1-3pm
Come and join this weekly meeting of progressive elders to read books and have discussion.
Friday
May
23
2014
Friday, May 23, 2014 from noon-3pm
noon-3pm
Generating New Poems / Sending Polished Poems into the World: For poets who want to write new poems as well as submit their work to literary journals, this is the class for you! We will try a wide array of writing exercises and spend the last half hour discussing the submission process. Hand-outs on submission letters and suggested journals. Susan & Kelli will also put together a submission packet of your poems to send out for you. $86 You can contact them at Poetsonthecoast@yahoo.com for more information or to register.
Friday, May 23, 2014 from 5-8pm
5-8pm
http://portlandartmuseum.org/home Founded in late 1892, the Portland Art Museum is the seventh oldest museum in the United States and the oldest in the Pacific Northwest. The Museum is internationally recognized for its permanent collection and ambitious special exhibitions, drawn from the Museum’s holdings and the world’s finest public and private collections. The Museum’s collection of more than 42,000 objects, displayed in 112,000 square feet of galleries, reflects the history of art from ancient times to today. The collection is distinguished for its holdings of art of the native peoples of North America, English silver, and the graphic arts. An active collecting institution dedicated to preserving great art for the enrichment of future generations, the Museum devotes 90 percent of its gallery space to its permanent collection. The Museum’s campus of landmark buildings, a cornerstone of Portland’s cultural district, includes the Jubitz Center for Modern and Contemporary Art, the Gilkey Center for Graphic Arts, and the Northwest Film Center. With a membership of over 23,000 households and serving more than 350,000 visitors annually, the Museum is a premier venue for education in the visual arts.
Friday, May 23, 2014 from 5-7pm
5-7pm
Friday, May 23, 2014 from 7-10pm
7-10pm
The story of how advocacy and activism coalesced to create North America's cycling mecca over the last 40 years. Plus the World premiere of the 17-minute short film, The Greatest Gift: Biking Six Kids to a Happier Life and Director Q&A. http://www.facebook.com/events/599693600116192/
Saturday
May
24
2014
Saturday, May 24, 2014 from 11am-2pm
11am-2pm
March Against Monsanto is a global call to action aimed at informing the public, calling into question long-term health risks and demanding genetically modified foods be labeled so that consumers can make informed decisions. People have the right to know what's in their food!! Last year over 400 cities around the world participated in this day of action bringing hundreds of thousands of people into the streets to March Against Monsanto. We hope to double that this year. Why We March: • Protect our food supply. • Support local farms. • Protect our environment. • Promote organic solutions. • Expose the cronyism between big business and the government. • Bring accountability to those responsible for the corruption. For more info visit: http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/ http://www.facebook.com/events/738515949514241/
Saturday, May 24, 2014 from 2-5pm
2-5pm
Lani Kwan, MA, author of The Creating CoPowerment Workbook: Embracing the Power of Positive Psychology, Healing Stories and Explorations to Create the Life You Want presents this workshop which incorporates a step-by-step priorities exploration to help you see how you spend your time, what your ideal priorities are, how to shift them into high gear, and create a vision collage which will manifest your ideal future. Her book provides readers with the shared, true-life healing stories of body-mind-spirit practitioners and clients, balanced with scientific results of positive psychology studies conducted over the last 30+ years in the areas of optimism, self-compassion, goal-setting, meaningful work and success. Thought-provoking, hands-on explorations at the end of each chapter support readers in discovering their motivations and in planning step-by-step how to change their own lives for the better. It is an ideal resource and tool for feminists interested in self-improvement, as well as activism with aligned people, organizations, and communities. This book fosters empowered interconnectedness. For more information, contact lani@copowerment.com http://www.copowerment.com/
Sunday
May
25
2014
Sunday, May 25, 2014 from 4-5pm
4-5pm
This is a group for theory nerds and theory sluts in Portland! We read short articles that relate to and are informed by feminist and queer perspectives, with particular emphasis on those works that also combine disability theory, postcolonial theory, critical race theory, and other theoretical frameworks along with feminist and queer theories. The group is not just for people with academic background or graduate degrees: we are open anyone who is interested in reading, learning and discussing theories and how they relate to the "real life," whatever that means. To find out about the month’s readings go to https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/theoryslut/ or send an email.
Sunday, May 25, 2014 from 4:30-6:30pm
4:30-6:30pm
Portland Solidarity Network is an organization that is dedicated to fighting for our rights in the workplace and at home. This includes fighting sexism, racism, ableism, and other forms of discrimination in a way that empowers us and builds momentum to create a more equal world. Contact portlandsolidaritynetwork@gmail.com for more information.
Monday
May
26
2014
Tuesday
May
27
2014
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 from 5-7pm
5-7pm
We’re bringing an old favorite back! At the turn of every month we’re looking for a group of volunteers to come in and help us stuff and stamp envelopes so we can reach out to all our members and help them renew. We need your help! There will be snacks, drinks, and good conversation with other people who care about our community as much as you do. Its a great opportunity to learn more about what the BTA is doing and give your feedback. When: Last Tuesday every month Where: BTA office Time commitment: 5:00pm-7:00pm Shift: Envelope Stuffing Contact: If you like to enjoy good conversation while helping the BTA with crucial member communication, contact Nicole Davenport and join us at our next Envelope Stuffing Party. Snacks and refreshments provided.
with
Surfrider
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 from 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-8:30pm
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Wednesday
May
28
2014
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
in other words presents: reel feminism! Join us at the Clinton street theater at 7pm for a film screening and panel discussion. See our twitter and Facebook accounts for more details.Watch the IOW social media sites for more information on how you can win free season passes to this film series by donating thru the Give!Guide. Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/reelfeminism/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/iowbooks Directions: http://cstpdx.com/content/getting-theater
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 3:35pm
3:35pm
Venue:
@
PCC Willow Creek
The Democratic Party of Washington holds its monthly Central Committee meeting the 4th Wednesday of every month. The meeting is held at Portland Community College’s Willow Creek Center, 241 SW Edgeway Drive, Room 103, in Beaverton. Social time is at 6:30 p.m. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Registered Democrats and other progressives are invited to attend. At the meeting, state and local elected officials and candidates will be introduced, committee chairs will make reports, and election of precinct committee persons will be held. For more information, go to www.WashCoDems.org. The PCC Willow Creek Center is located one block west of Southwest 185th, one block north of Baseline, adjacent to the Willow Creek Transit Center and the MAX line. Parking is available in the adjacent Park & Ride lot.
Thursday
May
29
2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014 from 1-3pm
1-3pm
Come and join this weekly meeting of progressive elders to read books and have discussion.
Friday
May
30
2014
Friday, May 30, 2014 at 7pm through Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 1pm
7pm through Sunday, June 1 at 1pm
Friday, May 30, 2014 from 5-7pm
5-7pm
Saturday
May
31
2014
with
Surfrider
Saturday, May 31, 2014 at midnight through Sunday, June 1, 2014 at midnight
midnight through Sunday, June 1 at midnight
more details coming soon!
Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 5-9pm
5-9pm
Venue:
@
Pure Space
The everyone needs to be there gala to support bicycle advocacy and recognize the special contributions that people make to the movement.
Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 6:15pm
6:15pm
June
2014
Sunday
Jun
1
2014
Friday, May 30, 2014 at 7pm through Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 1pm
7pm through Sunday, June 1 at 1pm
Sunday, June 1, 2014 from 4:30-6:30pm
4:30-6:30pm
Portland Solidarity Network is an organization that is dedicated to fighting for our rights in the workplace and at home. This includes fighting sexism, racism, ableism, and other forms of discrimination in a way that empowers us and builds momentum to create a more equal world. Contact portlandsolidaritynetwork@gmail.com for more information.
Sunday, June 1, 2014 from 4:30-6:30pm
4:30-6:30pm
Portland Solidarity Network is an organization that is dedicated to fighting for our rights in the workplace and at home. This includes fighting sexism, racism, ableism, and other forms of discrimination in a way that empowers us and builds momentum to create a more equal world. Contact portlandsolidaritynetwork@gmail.com for more information.
Sunday, June 1, 2014 from 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-8:30pm
Feminism Discussion Group facilitated by Susan Wiget is held on the first Sunday of every month at 6:30pm-8:00 pm. This discussion group is a free flowing, exchange of ideas on a topic which we pick each month. The Portland Feminist Discussion group has moved to www.facebook.com. Please find our groups there. It's easy: 1. Log on (or create a free account if you don't have on already). 2. In the search field, type "groups" 3. Within "groups" narrow your search field by selecting the "Portland, OR" network. 4. Search for " Portland Feminist Meet-up" group and join. 5. On that page you'll see links to our meetings, RSVP for the "August Feminism Discussion Group" 6. Pass on this info to your friends.
Monday
Jun
2
2014
Monday, June 2, 2014 from 6:30-8pm
6:30-8pm
Feminism Discussion Group facilitated by Susan Wiget is held on the first Sunday of every month at 6:30pm-8:00 pm. This discussion group is a free flowing, exchange of ideas on a topic which we pick each month. The Portland Feminist Discussion group has moved to www.facebook.com. Please find our groups there. It's easy: 1. Log on (or create a free account if you don't have on already). 2. In the search field, type "groups" 3. Within "groups" narrow your search field by selecting the "Portland, OR" network. 4. Search for " Portland Feminist Meet-up" group and join. 5. On that page you'll see links to our meetings, RSVP for the "August Feminism Discussion Group" 6. Pass on this info to your friends.
Tuesday
Jun
3
2014
Wednesday
Jun
4
2014
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 from 11:30am-12:30pm
11:30am-12:30pm
Feeling stressed, tired and/or in need of some healing energy? Ear (Auricular) Acupuncture is a fantastic way to detox your mind and body. Join us every other week for some self-care provided by IOW's neighbor, the Vital Compass. This event is open to everyone and a $5 donation is requested to cover the cost of materials. Due to the nature of this activity, please arrive promptly at 11:30 and plan to stay for the full hour. Those arriving after 11:45 will not be able to participate in that day's session (but are welcome to attend future events).  
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 from 4-5pm
4-5pm
Heidi James will read from her novel, WOUNDING, and discuss its themes of motherhood, essentialism and the search for identity outside societal expectation and family bonds. She will discuss writing fiction as a feminist, and how to engage with theory in narrative, the body as boundary and writing generally. http://lattin-rawstrone.com/2014/01/17/wounding-by-heidi-james/ From a review on Wounding – Wounding is painful to read because it asks difficult questions we prefer to avoid. At the heart of Wounding is what society sees as the unnatural mother, the monster we hide in a labyrinth of excuses, tiredness mostly. Every mother has experienced a longing to be alone and a subsequent feeling of horror once the longing is granted – we feel lost; what are we now the needs of others are not there to direct our actions? – every mother has lost control, shouted, felt remorseful, a failure. Cora is the deepest expression of those anxieties and though she does nothing beyond what could be tamed into normality, her coldness is shocking, her behaviour to her son on one walk to school when he steps in dog mess, is shocking, but Cora understands this, she understands her own monstrosity and seeks to absolve herself in pain. Some may find this search unnerving, it is a religious sort of purging she seeks, and eventually it consumes her. The pain remakes her, allows her to feel herself again. The beginning of the novel suggests that that remaking process is ongoing, that the challenges of marriage and parenthood cannot be easily shrugged off, and remain even after the darkest of actions. Whilst these are essential modern themes – what is a modern, educated, independent mother? – ones that Lionel Shriver’s We Need To Talk About Kevin tried to address amidst much controversy, Heidi James’ novel is not only contentious but, unlike We Need To Talk About Kevin, it is also beautifully written. You feel drawn in to the extent that I almost couldn’t breath as the words compelled me to absorb myself in Cora’s world. It felt like Wounding was in conversation with my favourite female writers – Elfriede Jelinek, Marie Darrieussecq, Zeruya Shalev, Virginia Woolf, Angela Carter, Toni Morrison, Susan Sontag – highlighting new ideas and turns of phrase for our lives as we live them right now. Wounding is a beautiful, brutal novel that should be on the top of all the most important reading lists of 2014.
Thursday
Jun
5
2014
Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 1-3pm
1-3pm
Come and join this weekly meeting of progressive elders to read books and have discussion.
Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Third Wave Thursdays open mic featuring urban incorporeal artists Neka & Kahlo who are working toward completion of their debut EP entitled 7HIRDWAV3 (pronounced 'third wave'). Attendees are welcome to help by donating via their IndieGoGo campaign. Their project seeks to elevate the voice of queer women by confronting systems of oppression with the use of ethereal sound and esoteric metaphor.
Friday
Jun
6
2014
Friday, June 6, 2014 from 5-7pm
5-7pm
Sunday
Jun
8
2014
Sunday, June 8, 2014 from 4:30-6:30pm
4:30-6:30pm
Portland Solidarity Network is an organization that is dedicated to fighting for our rights in the workplace and at home. This includes fighting sexism, racism, ableism, and other forms of discrimination in a way that empowers us and builds momentum to create a more equal world. Contact portlandsolidaritynetwork@gmail.com for more information.
Sunday, June 8, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Intentional community is a wonderful (and challenging) place to explore what is possible when we love each other and the earth in equal measure. Come talk, laugh, theorize and practice the art of living well in intentional community with Ecosex Salon facilitator, Karen Hery, a long time supporter of intentional community and advocate for responsible/responsive sexuality. Karen is the founder of the Sunnyside Swap Shop Co-op, the first swap and play family co-op in Portland and community counselor at Windward Sustainability Research Center, a land based intentional community in Klickitat Washington. Grow your own life skills while growing your appreciation for why other people do what they do and are who they are. Adult content, parental discretion is advised.
Monday
Jun
9
2014
Tuesday
Jun
10
2014
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 from 6-9pm
6-9pm
Sistah Sinema events showcase movies highlighting queer women of color stories. They are also amazing opportunities to connect with educated, community-oriented queer women of color who are doing big thangs. :-D. After each post movie discussion, attendees are asked to connect with someone they did not know before the event and discuss ways to build community in the future. Doors open at 6pm. Potluck 6:30-7:00. Screening 7:00-9:00 PM. Get tickets for 5 dollars at: sistahsinema-PORTLAND.eventbrite.com.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
PDX Permaculture Tuesday, June 10 at 7:00 PM June completes our planting of the summer vegetable garden and then it is time to focus on maximizing the harvest. For the urban gardener, this may me... Fee: Price: USD 25.00 per person Details: http://www.meetup.com/Portland-Permaculture-Meetup/events/151307132/
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Join us for an educational and conversational zine reading and discussion. Each month features a different reproductive/sexual health topic from the Hysteria Health Collective. MONTH'S TOPIC: to be determined... Suggested donation: $5 No one will be turned away for lack of funds. http://happyhysteria.wordpress.com/author/happyhysteria/
with
Surfrider
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
Regular monthly meeting of the Portland Chapter. Contact Chapter Chair Matt Spencer at: chair@portland.surfrider.org for more info. View your event at http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=VIEW&eid=bzdiMnQ1NGNibnNuMHNmYmJkcnVvcGhoZ2Mgb3JlZ29uQHN1cmZyaWRlci5vcmc&tok=MjAjb3JlZ29uQHN1cmZyaWRlci5vcmdkNDUzMmQ1MjM3NTNkODIwY2ZmOGI2NjFhNjU1NzAxYTM4ZjcwOTM2&ctz=America/Los_Angeles&hl=en. View your event at http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=VIEW&eid=bzdiMnQ1NGNibnNuMHNmYmJkcnVvcGhoZ2Mgb3JlZ29uQHN1cmZyaWRlci5vcmc&tok=MjAjb3JlZ29uQHN1cmZyaWRlci5vcmdkNDUzMmQ1MjM3NTNkODIwY2ZmOGI2NjFhNjU1NzAxYTM4ZjcwOTM2&ctz=America/Los_Angeles&hl=en.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 7:30pm
7:30pm
Wednesday
Jun
11
2014
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 from 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-8:30pm
Meeting at the Chapel Pub. If you would like to attend a personnel committee meeting, please email humanresources@inotherwords.org.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 7pm
7pm
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 8pm
8pm
Thursday
Jun
12
2014
Thursday, June 12, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
$3 suggested donation HOLA (Hands Off Latin America, a subcommittee of PCASC (Portland Central America Solidarity Committee) promotes a monthly education and entertainment series of movies. Our targeted audience includes our organizations large member base, unions, community organizations and the general public. We choose themes for our showings that tie in with upcoming important events and create solidarity with our allies and communities most affected. HOLA has a sharpening focus on building a campaign around the war on drugs and drug war that educates to connect the dots between policy in the North and issues in Latin America. The various tactics under the campaign, of which the movie series is one, are to show how colonialism, hegemony and the continued militarization everywhere are related to issues in Latin America. And ultimately to emphasize that coalition building and education, both internally within PCASC and in the community, are effective means to bring about popular society. Tactics including events, workshops, movies, outreach, tabling etc. are relationship building opportunities that are the core of our grassroots organizing to educate our community and engage and support social movements organizing for social justice in Latin America. The goals include efforts to diversify our fundraising sources, invest in volunteer development through such activities as train the trainer, and a focus on engaging communities most affected by issues we work on. www.pcasc.net
Thursday, June 12, 2014 from 1-3pm
1-3pm
Come and join this weekly meeting of progressive elders to read books and have discussion.
Friday
Jun
13
2014
Friday, June 13, 2014 from 5-7pm
5-7pm
Saturday
Jun
14
2014
Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 12:30-2pm
12:30-2pm
Feminist Meet Up, Brunch and Discussion Group is held on the second Saturday of every month from 12:30p-2:00p. Eat, drink, and bash patriarchy with fellow feminists! This discussion group is a friendly, open, exchange of ideas on a different topic each month. For the most up to date information, join us on www.facebook.com. Search for "Portland Feminist Meet-Up".
Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 12:30-2pm
12:30-2pm
Feminism Discussion Group facilitated by Allison Spector is held on the second Saturday of every month from 12:30-2 pm. This discussion group is a free flowing, exchange of ideas on a topic which we pick each month. The Portland Feminist Discussion group has moved to www.facebook.com. Please find our groups there. It's easy: 1. Log on (or create a free account if you don't have on already). 2. In the search field, type "groups" 3. Within "groups" narrow your search field by selecting the "Portland, OR" network. 4. Search for " Portland Feminist Meet-up" group and join. 5. On that page you'll see links to our meetings, RSVP for the "August Feminism Discussion Group" 6. Pass on this info to your friends.
Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 6-9pm
6-9pm
Sistah Sinema events showcase movies highlighting queer women of color stories. They are also amazing opportunities to connect with educated, community-oriented queer women of color who are doing big thangs. :-D. After each post movie discussion, attendees are asked to connect with someone they did not know before the event and discuss ways to build community in the future. Doors open at 6pm. Potluck 6:30-7:00. Screening 7:00-9:00 PM. Get tickets for 5 dollars at: sistahsinema-PORTLAND.eventbrite.com.
Sunday
Jun
15
2014
Sunday, June 15, 2014 from 4:30-6:30pm
4:30-6:30pm
Portland Solidarity Network is an organization that is dedicated to fighting for our rights in the workplace and at home. This includes fighting sexism, racism, ableism, and other forms of discrimination in a way that empowers us and builds momentum to create a more equal world. Contact portlandsolidaritynetwork@gmail.com for more information.
Monday
Jun
16
2014
Tuesday
Jun
17
2014
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
We are a local poetry reading series open to the public that features two featured readers on the third Tuesday of each month. We also have open mic for those in the audience who wish to share their work (open mic limited to one poem or two pages max. per person). And for the writers who attend, we always have poetry prompts and cookies (you can have a cookie even if you're not a writer). Info on each month's event can be found at: www.figuresofspeechpdx.wordpress.com
Wednesday
Jun
18
2014
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 from 7-8:30pm
7-8:30pm
Please RSVP if you plan to make it by calling 503-241-6556 so we about how many people to expect. Feel free to bring a friend or to come at the last minute: we just need a general idea of how many people will attend. http://quiz.foodandwaterwatch.org/about/
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 from 6:30-8pm
6:30-8pm
A reading group for science fiction/fantasy works with themes and characters that provoke discussions about the concepts of gender and sexuality.The sci-fi/fantasy genre allows us to intimately experience worlds in which the rules/laws of our own world can be cast aside and different structures, (biological, technological, psychological, sociological, etc.) can be explored. Our intention is to read books that fall into the general category of science fiction or fantasy, expanding our selections as the group sees fit. Authors such as Octavia Butler, Ursula LeGuin, and James Tiptree are examples, but there are no set limitations on who we will read. The books we choose to read may leave us feeling positive and affirmed, but they may also leave us depressed or angry, hopefully they will always be thought-provoking, stimulating and challenging. Join our facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/group.php?gid=112254102129585 Contact: Melinda Williams at mlwillia01@hotmail.com
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 6:30pm
6:30pm
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 from 11:30am-12:30pm
11:30am-12:30pm
Feeling stressed, tired and/or in need of some healing energy? Ear (Auricular) Acupuncture is a fantastic way to detox your mind and body. Join us every other week for some self-care provided by IOW's neighbor, the Vital Compass. This event is open to everyone and a $5 donation is requested to cover the cost of materials. Due to the nature of this activity, please arrive promptly at 11:30 and plan to stay for the full hour. Those arriving after 1:45 will not be able to participate in that day's session (but are welcome to attend future events).  
Thursday
Jun
19
2014
Thursday, June 19, 2014 from 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-8:30pm
In Other Words' Adult Young Adult Book Club is a fun, casual discussion group for fans of YA literature. We meet at In Other Words on the third Thursday of each month to discuss young adult novels through a feminist/queer lens. How do our reactions to YA literature change as we age? What messages do authors send to young people? Do the stories line up with our memories of being teenagers? We read contemporary work and also revisit classic authors like Judy Blume and SE Hinton. Sound interesting? Join our Facebook group (www.facebook.com/groups/142378029143391/) to see what we've read so far, and to stay updated on what we're reading next!
Thursday, June 19, 2014 from 1-3pm
1-3pm
Come and join this weekly meeting of progressive elders to read books and have discussion.
with
Hatch
Thursday, June 19, 2014 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
Our first Meetup at Hatch last month was very inspiring to say the least. The network and resources to support us are beyond simple explanation. You have to come and experience this for yourself. We see this group growing and moving our members towards their organizational goals and objectives as well as helping new comers find the connections they need to move ahead in their Social Enterprise careers. I want to break the Meetup format into two parts: Part One, first hour: To bring in new members and get everyone introduced so we all have a general understanding of each other. This can be accomplished with a few questions held to a time limit. 1. Where are you in the pipeline? One minute statement each (see below) 2. What resources, knowledge, skills, talents, or connections can you bring to our members? This can be either pro bono (for the public good without financial compensation) or paid for in dollars or bartering of goods or services as you see fit. Everyone has something to offer such as I can write an article, do some posting and tweeting, make some calls, go meet somebody, visit another group and let them know about our Meetup, do some research, build a web page, hand out some cards, and on and on. This would be limited to two or three minutes each. 3. Do you have a goal or objective, project, or organization that this meetup group can help you with? Try to ask for something realistic, measurable, with some timeline. For example, I need a storyboard, script, and video for my organization in two weeks, I can pay $100.00 for a day of work, can anyone help me with this or I have no money but I can help you with XYZ in return? I need someone to research XYZ and to prepare a summary of the competitors in this area by next month, can someone do some research for me for $50.00 or for???? I need a Drupal developer to do XYZ by March 15 and I can pay $50 an hour...... You may or may not have something to ask for, but if you do, this is how to do it. This would also be limited to two or three minutes each. Part Two, second hour: To move existing members forward. This is the tough part as I don’t want to scare anyone away with homework, but my homework is really about you defining what you want, need, desire and what you can provide others. If we all don’t do this, we are limited to a social gathering and networking event which is fine and after the meeting there will always be time for this. All are encouraged to engage with us at whatever capacity they are ready for. I just want to be sure we don’t lose anyone for neglecting their needs and interests. 1. Did you do your homework? If yes, tell us your response at the Meetup. If no, how can we best help you move forward? If you don’t yet know, it’s OK. Keep participating, asking questions, offering ideas…. Homework Assignment from Feb 20. Part one above may help your better formulate your response. 1. Linkin and Follow our fellow Meetup attendees. Build your network and make some new friends! 2. Decide two things: First, how can you help other Meetup members? Second, how can other Meetup members help you? Make both responses quantifiable and feasible. Definition of the "Pipeline" Everyone is in some stage of the development pipeline between: "This is a cool topic" to "I am running a Social Enterprise and I want it to grow." Each is equally important as without a broad mix of interested people at all stages, there can be no major achievement accomplished. This said, I encourage anyone and everyone who has joined this Meetup to attend our Meetup and tell us where you are in the pipeline? I realize you may have fingers in several stages, but we need to group all of our members into the right stage and figure out how best support each member so they move closer to what they want to achieve from participating. Where are you in the pipeline? a. I am interested in the topic and want to get involved. b. I want to network and build a career in a Social Enterprise. c. I want to support a currently developing Social Enterprise. d. I have an idea for a project or organization that I need support for. e. I have a working prototype of a new Social Enterprise that I need to launch. f. I am actively working for or running a Social Enterprise and I need support to help us grow. Conclusion We would like everyone who comes to have a positive outcome. Maybe just a new contact they can work with or an action item to go home and work on. Unlike all the Meetups I have attended so far, each member will have time to tell us about themselves, their interests and needs verses listening to a long speech or sitting in a big group hoping to sit next to someone who has some interest in what you are doing or need. The limit to start with will be 15 to 20 people per meeting so we can actually get to know each other, so reserve your spot and if something changes please remove your reservation so others can take your slot. If we get more folks than we can handle, we will have two Meetups a month. We all look forward to meeting you and engaging you.
Thursday, June 19, 2014 at midnight through Friday, June 20, 2014 at midnight
midnight through Friday, June 20 at midnight
Our most delicious fundraiser of the year! 2014 marks the 15th annual Bites for Rights Event. On June 19th, 2014, restaurants, coffee shops, bars and bakeries around the state will donate a generous percentage of their day’s proceeds to Basic Rights Oregon. On this one day, you can feast to promote fairness for all LGBT Oregonians. 2013 Bites for Rights poster In 2013 we had our biggest year to date for Bites for Rights with over 120 restaurants state-wide taking part in Bites for Rights including the Astoria Coffeehouse in Astoria, Strictly Organic Coffee Co in Bend, Sweet Life Patisserie in Eugene, and Left Coast Siesta in Manzanita. Along with Byways Café, Cupcake Jones, The Gilt Club, Genoa Restaurant, Big Ass Sandwiches and Mother’s Bistro & Bar to name a few from Portland. We also had the biggest amount of buzz with our community via social media posts and photos and the most media coverage for Bites for Rights including our television commercial on Comcast! Take a stand for equality by going out for coffee, brunch, drinks, dinner and dessert. With your help, we can send a powerful message to business owners that supporting LGBT equality is not only the right thing to do, but it’s good business too! By dining out all day long, YOU can help sustain Basic Rights Oregon’s efforts in transgender justice, racial justice and marriage equality. Are you a restaurant, bar, coffee shop, food cart interested in participating in this year’s Bites for Rights? Does your business, organization, or community group want to take part in Bites for Rights for your monthly meeting with a restaurant near you? Contact Joe LeBlanc at Joe@basicrights.org or 503.222.6151 x124 for more details. Mark your calendars for this year’s Bites for Rights – Thursday, June 19, 2014. Bon Appetit! Click here for a list of our 2013 Bites for Rights Participating Restaurants Click here for a list of community partners! Social media contest!  We would like to thank our 2013 Sponsors: Presenting Sponsor   Media Sponsors Official LGBTQ Publication for Basic Rights Education Fund  
Friday
Jun
20
2014
Friday, June 20, 2014 from 5-7pm
5-7pm
Saturday
Jun
21
2014
with
Surfrider
Saturday, June 21, 2014 at midnight through Sunday, June 22, 2014 at midnight
midnight through Sunday, June 22 at midnight
info coming soon to otterrockandroll.com
Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 3-4am
3-4am
http://knowyourcity.org/2014/06/21/food-cart-bike-tour/
Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
New event! A monthly craft night at In Other Words which also serves as a space to discuss feminism, lgbtqq issues, and other things of that nature. There may be some skill-shares happening and if people are up to it, maybe reading a book as a group here and there. The main point is camaraderie while crafting, though. I expect there will be a lot of casual cursing, so it's probably not super family-friendly.
Saturday, June 21, 2014 from noon-2pm
noon-2pm
PFLAG Portland Black Chapter (PBC) hosts monthly meetings and socials to provide a safe space for LGBT African Americans, their friends and family, to engage in dialogue, self-reflection, connect with community members, socialize and network, and access support and resources.
Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 10am-2pm
10am-2pm
Venue:
@
Parks Building
Help us keep our Bike Fleet in good condition and working order! Each year we teach thousands of Portland 4th and 5th graders to bike safely on the street with these bikes. They need routine maintenance every month to keep the parts working smoothly. So if you’ve got mechanic skills, come join us for some greasy fun on the third Saturday of every month from 10 am to 2 pm. Directions: It's on the NE corner of NE 21st Ct. and Pacific Avenue. It's just northeast of the Sunshine Dairy, but still south of I-84. Our shop entrance is on the NW corner of that block, through the chain link fence. Please sign up if you can make it and bring your own coffee cup if you like hot coffee! Thanks to Grand Central Bakery for providing snacks for us. *Maintenance Days are usually scheduled for the 3rd Saturday of every month from 10-2pm at the Parks Building. So mark your calendars and invite a handy friend! Sign up to Volunteer here: https://secure.commonground.convio.com/bta/wrenchonbikesforkids/
Sunday
Jun
22
2014
Sunday, June 22, 2014 from 4:30-6:30pm
4:30-6:30pm
Portland Solidarity Network is an organization that is dedicated to fighting for our rights in the workplace and at home. This includes fighting sexism, racism, ableism, and other forms of discrimination in a way that empowers us and builds momentum to create a more equal world. Contact portlandsolidaritynetwork@gmail.com for more information.
Sunday, June 22, 2014 from 4-5pm
4-5pm
This is a group for theory nerds and theory sluts in Portland! We read short articles that relate to and are informed by feminist and queer perspectives, with particular emphasis on those works that also combine disability theory, postcolonial theory, critical race theory, and other theoretical frameworks along with feminist and queer theories. The group is not just for people with academic background or graduate degrees: we are open anyone who is interested in reading, learning and discussing theories and how they relate to the "real life," whatever that means. To find out about the month’s readings go to https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/theoryslut/ or send an email.
Monday
Jun
23
2014
Tuesday
Jun
24
2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 from 5-7pm
5-7pm
We’re bringing an old favorite back! At the turn of every month we’re looking for a group of volunteers to come in and help us stuff and stamp envelopes so we can reach out to all our members and help them renew. We need your help! There will be snacks, drinks, and good conversation with other people who care about our community as much as you do. Its a great opportunity to learn more about what the BTA is doing and give your feedback. When: Last Tuesday every month Where: BTA office Time commitment: 5:00pm-7:00pm Shift: Envelope Stuffing Contact: If you like to enjoy good conversation while helping the BTA with crucial member communication, contact Nicole Davenport and join us at our next Envelope Stuffing Party. Snacks and refreshments provided.
with
Surfrider
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 from 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-8:30pm
Wednesday
Jun
25
2014
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 from 6-7pm
6-7pm
For over a decade, bicycle lawyer Ray Thomas has been sharing his wisdom with cyclists around the state in this 60-minute workshop on bicyclists’ rights and responsibilities on the road. Held on rotating Wednesdays at 6pm in the BTA Office, legal clinics cover Oregon bicycle and pedestrian laws, insurance information, and what to do if you’re in a crash. Attendees will also receive a free copy of Thomas’ book, Pedal Power: a Legal Guide for Oregon Cyclists. Questions? Contact Stephanie Noll at stephanie@btaoregon.org BTA Office, 618 NW Glisan Street #401, Portland, OR 97209
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
in other words presents: reel feminism! Join us at the Clinton street theater at 7pm for a film screening and panel discussion. See our twitter and Facebook accounts for more details.Watch the IOW social media sites for more information on how you can win free season passes to this film series by donating thru the Give!Guide. Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/reelfeminism/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/iowbooks Directions: http://cstpdx.com/content/getting-theater
Thursday
Jun
26
2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014 from 1-3pm
1-3pm
Come and join this weekly meeting of progressive elders to read books and have discussion.
Friday
Jun
27
2014
Friday, June 27, 2014 from 5-8pm
5-8pm
http://portlandartmuseum.org/home Founded in late 1892, the Portland Art Museum is the seventh oldest museum in the United States and the oldest in the Pacific Northwest. The Museum is internationally recognized for its permanent collection and ambitious special exhibitions, drawn from the Museum’s holdings and the world’s finest public and private collections. The Museum’s collection of more than 42,000 objects, displayed in 112,000 square feet of galleries, reflects the history of art from ancient times to today. The collection is distinguished for its holdings of art of the native peoples of North America, English silver, and the graphic arts. An active collecting institution dedicated to preserving great art for the enrichment of future generations, the Museum devotes 90 percent of its gallery space to its permanent collection. The Museum’s campus of landmark buildings, a cornerstone of Portland’s cultural district, includes the Jubitz Center for Modern and Contemporary Art, the Gilkey Center for Graphic Arts, and the Northwest Film Center. With a membership of over 23,000 households and serving more than 350,000 visitors annually, the Museum is a premier venue for education in the visual arts.
Friday, June 27, 2014 from 5-7pm
5-7pm
Saturday
Jun
28
2014
Sunday
Jun
29
2014
Sunday, June 29, 2014 from 4:30-6:30pm
4:30-6:30pm
Portland Solidarity Network is an organization that is dedicated to fighting for our rights in the workplace and at home. This includes fighting sexism, racism, ableism, and other forms of discrimination in a way that empowers us and builds momentum to create a more equal world. Contact portlandsolidaritynetwork@gmail.com for more information.
Monday
Jun
30
2014
July
2014
Tuesday
Jul
1
2014
Wednesday
Jul
2
2014
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 from 11:30am-12:30pm
11:30am-12:30pm
Feeling stressed, tired and/or in need of some healing energy? Ear (Auricular) Acupuncture is a fantastic way to detox your mind and body. Join us every other week for some self-care provided by IOW's neighbor, the Vital Compass. This event is open to everyone and a $5 donation is requested to cover the cost of materials. Due to the nature of this activity, please arrive promptly at 11:30 and plan to stay for the full hour. Those arriving after 11:45 will not be able to participate in that day's session (but are welcome to attend future events).  
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 from 11:30am-12:30pm
11:30am-12:30pm
Feeling stressed, tired and/or in need of some healing energy? Ear (Auricular) Acupuncture is a fantastic way to detox your mind and body. Join us every other week for some self-care provided by IOW's neighbor, the Vital Compass. This event is open to everyone and a $5 donation is requested to cover the cost of materials. Due to the nature of this activity, please arrive promptly at 11:30 and plan to stay for the full hour. Those arriving after 11:45 will not be able to participate in that day's session (but are welcome to attend future events).  
Thursday
Jul
3
2014
Thursday, July 3, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Third Wave Thursdays open mic featuring urban incorporeal artists Neka & Kahlo who are working toward completion of their debut EP entitled 7HIRDWAV3 (pronounced 'third wave'). Attendees are welcome to help by donating via their IndieGoGo campaign. Their project seeks to elevate the voice of queer women by confronting systems of oppression with the use of ethereal sound and esoteric metaphor.
Thursday, July 3, 2014 from 1-3pm
1-3pm
Come and join this weekly meeting of progressive elders to read books and have discussion.
with
Surfrider
Thursday, July 3, 2014 from 5:30-6:30pm
5:30-6:30pm
Venue:
@
TBA
Thursday, July 3, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Third Wave Thursdays open mic featuring urban incorporeal artists Neka & Kahlo who are working toward completion of their debut EP entitled 7HIRDWAV3 (pronounced 'third wave'). Attendees are welcome to help by donating via their IndieGoGo campaign. Their project seeks to elevate the voice of queer women by confronting systems of oppression with the use of ethereal sound and esoteric metaphor.
Thursday, July 3, 2014 from 1-3pm
1-3pm
Come and join this weekly meeting of progressive elders to read books and have discussion.
Friday
Jul
4
2014
Friday, July 4, 2014 from 5-7pm
5-7pm
Saturday
Jul
5
2014